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?