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Best Board Games To Use In Your Homeschool - Gameschooling On The Homestead


Homeschooling with board games only increases the level of fun involved with educating children at home, it can also vastly enhance the learning process. Learning should be an adventure filled journey of discovery.

Adding board games into the actual curriculum, and not simply regulating them into an hour or two slot on family game night will not only reinforce academic concepts, but increase cognitive and critical thinking skills – which are vital to the educational process.

Some homeschooling moms love how impactful playing board games to the learning process is, that times in their daily schedule are blocked out for it, and have given this educational activity its own official label: gameschooling.

Game play allows children the change to practice and build their skills in an interactive, no pressure, and non-judgmental manner.

Some games that offer learning opportunities are competitive, but others are designed for cooperative play where every participant works together to achieve a goal. There is character building and educational value in both types of games.

Learning through play is a tried and true way of both teaching new concepts and reinforcing existing ones.

The homeschooled child will surely make more cherished memories playing games with a sibling, parents, or homeschooling group member than they would sitting in a seat completing worksheet after frustrating worksheet attempting to master a task that is taught through game-based learning.

Education Concepts And Skills Taught Through Gameschooling

Spatial ReasoningStrategy
SpellingMemory
PatternsReading
Critical ThinkingVocabulary
Following DirectionsMath
ScienceSelf-Regulation
History – Social StudiesOutdoor – Survival Skills
Verbal CommunicationListening
Taking TurnsSharing
CreativityHow To Focus
CooperationSocial Skills
Logic
Read the rest of my Best Board Games To Use In Your Homeschool Guide - along with the 61 best learning games for your homeschool, by clicking here to visit my full article on New Life On A Homestead.

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