One of the best ways to make learning fun!
Whether they incorporate cards, dice, boards, spinners—or even an adorable cardboard monster and an oversized spoon—games have a host of benefits for young children. Games help children develop academic, spatial, and critical-thinking skills. Some games even provide kids with an opportunity for that oh-so important movement break. By playing with peers, kids practice social-emotional skills like cooperating, taking turns, and being a good sport. Plus, we love that all that learning is under the guise of good old-fashioned fun! We also love the nostalgia that you and your teacher friends will be sure to feel as many of these games were plucked right out of the 1980s and ’90s! Many mainstream games are perfect for the preschool classroom. Check out our list of the best board games for preschoolers!
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