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Educative Games

Games can be a great source of learning for your child. Some games teach a child hand to eye coordination, some games teach colour recognition, others teach word and number recognition, and so on. Here are some easy games you can play with your child, that are sure to enhance his knowledge.

1. Hangman

You don't need to invest good money in a heavy-duty board game. All you need is paper and a pencil. Draw two long lines, one vertical and the other, horizontal, starting from the top end of the vertical line (similar to an F without the second dash). Then, think of a word. Make sure that your child has heard of the word - he may or may not know the meaning, but the word should be vaguely familiar to him. Naturally, keep his age in mind, and don't try and give him words that are too easy. Once you have decided the word, make out as many dashes as there are alphabets in the word, and let your child guess alphabets so you can fill in the blanks. Every time your child guesses an alphabet wrong, you draw a body part of the hangman (in stick figure, of course!). Your child will get 7 tries. First, draw the rope, then the head, then a stick below the head for the body, then 2 arms and finally, 2 legs. When the hangman is complete your child's turn is up and you should reveal the word to him. If he doesn't know the meaning, explain the meaning to your child. He will be more likely to remember the meaning, and the spelling! A good idea would be to use words from a class spelling-list. Your child gets points depending on how many chances he took to answer the word. The lower the points, the better his score!

You can also play this game with two children, by being the word provider and playing them against each other. The one with the lowest points at the end of a session, wins.

2. School Trivia

This is a good game to play with 2 children. Go through your elder child's history and geography textbooks, and make a list of objective questions based on the portion, along with the answers. Make a printout, so it is the length of one page. Give it to both children to read, and time them as they scan the page, giving them around five to ten minutes. At the end of the time, ask them questions based on what they just read. Be sure to put the questions to one child at a time, so that one doesn't overshadow the other. If one doesn't know the answer to a question, the question passes on to the other. Keep score. Use gadgets like a stopwatch to time the children, and a 'ding' bell when a child answers a question incorrectly. This makes the game more fun, and you need all the help you can get when it comes to gaining fun from schoolwork! Play this 'game' every evening with your kids, or over the weekends, and watch your child's grades soar.

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Name: Stutee Saini
Country: India

Thanks a lot for sharing this. I tried these games with my kid and it worked out well. I can see that the concentration level and the listening skills of my child have increased a bit. It is really an easy and enjoyable way to make your kids study. I’m planning to share this excellent piece of information with other parents in my child's school - Orchids International, Bangalore during the next interaction session.
Name: Ashish
Country: India

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Name: Sashi Rao
Country: India

When my Son was 4 years we used to make him spell the nos. for hide and seek then backward counting from 20 to 0. This is also a playway to get them learn the no. spelling and back couting
Name: Samira
Country: india

hey, that's great learning while playing, one good way to encourage our child to learn. this will help children in studing tooo...
Name: Sujatha Sivasankar
Country: middleeast

you can also add "hide and seek" to the list of educative games. very small kids who are jus learning to count can be asked to call out the numbers while the others find a place for hiding. this way they learn to count easily.
Name: simi
Country: india

hey thanks sujatha, thats a great tip!
Name: kkj
Country: morocco

Name: EkBalam
Country: mexico

all children learn playing, games are so important in child development but some videogames are destroying our children's minds. we must be aware of all kinds of games our kids play. y por supuesto!. nuestros nios son capaces de aprender dos idiomas al mismo tiempo. saludos!
Name: Whing wang
Country: china

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Name: JK @$$ WHUPPER
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love your site
Name: Kavita Idnani
Country: Other

thanks a lot for this article sujhata!it is said that learning in means of the learner's favourite things makes the child interested in the things he learns.and everyone knows that each and every child loves playing!of course,there might be a few exceptions.
Name: bebe
Country: mexico

this site is very helpful
Name: jennifer
Country: cameroon

it is very interesting.i like it and i think you should continue to do this
Name: oer
Country: peru

es malo
Name: Sachin Singh
Country: india

for what reason would someone need to play a game called hang man with children!!
Name: akash
Country: india

it is very good site
Name: sCZczz
Country: india

oh...i'm sorry for are a stupid site
Name: ajarn susie
Country: thailand

hi, thanks for making our job easy and fun. keep it up.
Name: abigail
Country: puerto rico

i found the games interesting for kids development, getting concentration, memory and others capacities needed by them in order to develop their minds. thanks a lot.
Name: maman
Country: uganda

they are good articles
Name: anthony
Country: Puerto rico

love to play games na dlearn at the same time...
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Name: Iis
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thank you very much for your site. it is very helpfull.
Name: Sunita Das ASHA
Country: India

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Name: Marcelo de Souza Fonseca
Country: Brazil

thanks for this article, it'll be of great help!

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