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Best Board Games for Preschoolers

When Jax was around three years old, we thought it would be fun to introduce a few board games to him. Little did I know I would finally see a competitive side of my child, but it allowed us to bond together and give us something to do that exerted little energy for my pregnant self. Here we are a year and a half later with shelves stacked with card and board games. I’ve written about a few of my favorite board games we play together; and although I’ve included affiliate links, my opinions expressed are 100% my own.
1.) ABC Super Why! Letter Game
This is the first board game we played together as a family. Each Super Why character card offers unique questions for your child to answer they are able to move on. It’s great for early learners who are learning to rhyme, upper/lower case letters and sight words.

2.) Hoot Owl Hoot
Why do I love this game? It teachers children to take turns and cooperate together. I don’t have to hear “I’m going to win!” over and over; or him getting mad when someone else reaches finish first. The child and other players have to work together to get the owls back to the nest before the sun comes up! This game is also 100% green and requires no reading.

3.) Guess Who
I use this game to help with Jaxon’s speech-language development. With this game your child is practicing descriptive words, how to ask a question, and even comprehension. The one that we have includes different boards that have animals, food, etc; instead of just people!

4. Chutes and Ladders
Chutes and Ladders is a classic fun game that I grew up playing. Jaxon also loves numbers, so it helped him practice numbers 1-100. It also keeps him guessing who is going to reach 100 first; because you never know when you’re going to hit a ladder. Like the other games listed, it also encourages them to wait their turn!

What are some of your favorite board games you played as a child, or with your children now?

28 Comment

  1. Thank you for sharing this – I’ve actually been wanting to pick up some board games for the kids but I thought they would be too young! I’ll be checking these out!

  2. I seriously cannot wait until we can play board games as a family! My husband and I are both really competitive so I’m sure our kids will be too. Haha it’ll be a show.

  3. I use to love Guess Who! I will definitely be referencing this post in the future. Bookmarked!

  4. Really great tips for boardgames for the younger kids! I will definitely try them because both my husband and I grew up with boardgames so that what we would do with our daughter!

  5. These games are super cute. Can’t wait to one day play board games with my little one. Right now she might just want to eat the pieces lol

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