These games are must haves!

Last weekend, when the whole east coast of the USA was stuck indoors, what did your family do?  We played games in our house.  In the process, I discovered two of the best games ever!!!  You are probably wondering why you are reading about more games, when your children have boxes and boxes of games and toys they never play with, ever!  These games are different! If you are looking for games and activities that can help them academically and socially, then read on!

The Game of Life Jr.

We’ve all played the Game of Life, but this version is made for children 5 years and older. In this version, players have adventures more suited to younger players such as going to the zoo or an amusement park. They also have to pick adventure cards to earn or lose stars. One card may tell you to complete a nursery rhyme and win a star. Another card might say, “Didn’t eat vegetables” and the player loses a star. The game is fast pace and goes through the normal ups and downs of any child. This is a great game for teaching social skills!  It doesn’t hurt that you will actually have fun too!!


Life Jr

Game of Life Jr.


Code and Go Robot Mouse Activity Set 

We got this game for Christmas thinking, “Let’s get a STEM toy!”  What I didn’t realize, was how much fun, and how many important skills were required to play!  First you have to build a maze.  THEN, you have to figure out how to get the robot mouse to reach the cheese and program a sequence of steps.  You can use coding cards to help you plan your sequence. Then you input the sequence into the mouse and press go!  The mouse follows the directions and if the thought process is correct, he gets the cheese!  Colby lights-up, makes sounds, and features 2 speeds along with colorful buttons to match coding cards for easy programming and sequencing.  I had both kids make up their own coding sequence to show them that there can be more than one way to solve a problem!

Code and Go

Code and Go Robot Mouse Activity Set

The weather outside was frightful, but inside we were having a blast!!! (And learning too!!!)


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