There’s no question that kids of all ages can learn a lot through play. Couple that with a classic board game and you’ve got a great activity to beat the boredom on a rainy day or while social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak. We’ve compiled a list of games that can not only keep your family entertained, but can teach your kids some valuable lessons from math and vocabulary to social and emotional skills. And the best part — you probably already have a few of these tucked away at the top of your closet or in your kid’s playroom. Gather your players and get ready for a good time!
This classic word game has been a favorite for word nerds and dictionary disciples, and the best part is the game is always different. Scrabble is challenging for the young and the young at heart, testing your language, spelling and vocabulary skills as you make words from the letters in your hand and the words already on the board.
Whether you’re playing Mexican train or Chicken Foot, this family pastime can teach kids to count and focus on patterns as they pair matching dominoes together during the game. You’ll also teach simple addition and subtraction skills as you count the value of the dominoes left in your hand at the end of each round.