Board games all have a purpose, but there are some true educational board games out there. They work on reading, math skills, colors, etc. Here is a great list and gift guide for you for some of those board games!
In the past, I have given you guys good ideas for toddler board games and toddler card games. Pretty much any card game for toddlers or board game for toddlers is educational. But once kiddos get older and start to read and do math problems, you can definitely find educational board games!
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Scrabble Jr: This is a classic game changed to fit the needs of kids learning to read. For 2-4 players, ages 5 and up.
Zingo: Another game that focuses on sight words so is perfect for ages 5 and up. 2-6 players can play on this one! It’s a bingo type game that works on sight words and word recognition.
Social Skills board game: This board game works on social skills by putting the kids in hypothetical situations and talking about what they would do in these situations. Not a traditional educational area but still educational! 2-4 players and ages 7-11.
Guess in 10: This is essentially 20 questions but with 10 questions and guessing animals. We play this all the time at home! They also have a Cities Across the World and Famous Personalities.
Sequence for kids: This is one of our favorite board games! It is for ages 3 and up, 2 or more players. It works on one to one correspondence and develop logical thinking skills. You draw a few cards and play a card on each turn, placing your chip on that card on the board. The goal is to get 4 in a row.
Boggle: Another word game, Boggle is like a word search. The letters are randomly placed and you have to search for words with those letters. For one or more players, ages 8 and up. They also have Boggle Jr, geared toward preschoolers.