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Check out these Top Educational Games For Girls and Boys for this Christmas. Learning can be fun and will help give your child a head start to a happy and prosperous life.
Educational Games For Boys and Girls For Christmas
This is a great fun word game that is very easy to carry around in its little banana like pouch. It help your child expand their vocabulary while having fun doing so.
It's a game they can play in the car, while waiting at a resturant or in the doctor's office or just take it to a friend's house. It is great for taking to play at the grandparents house as well. It fits easily into a backpack, mom's purse or the car glove box.
This is a game that the kids and adults can play and have fun together. The elderly especially like to play Bananagrams because it helps keep their mind alert.
Many handicapped people love this game because it gives them something to do with their friends other than just watch TV.
Players race against each other to use all their tiles creating crossword grids. The first to use all their tiles and yell "Bananas" wins.
You can create your own rules in order to help your child learn or just for some variety. For instance you may say that at least one word has to be a color or the name of a tree.
This is a great little, inexpensive game to give to retirement homes, nursing homes or your church daycare. It is also small enough to become a stocking stuffer. Give to children at a womens and childrens shelter or as an Angel Tree gift.
Over 800 positive Customer Reviews on Amazon.
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These Classic Embossed Alphabet Blocks are finely crafted and colorfully painted with non-toxic inks. On each block you can find a number or math symbol, a unique animal picture and four letters.
These Wooden Blocks are a great size, have smooth edges and stack nicely. If your child is very young then just being able to stack and tumble will be great, safe fun. And, as they grow they will become a great learning tool for numbers and the alphabet.
Your child will love to play alone with these ABC Blocks for hours. But, the other great thing is for the parents to play along sometimes and talk about the animals, the numbers and the letters. Begin to make words out of the blocks and speak them as you play.
A customer has pointed out that there is no storage bag that comes with the blocks. So, plan to have a storage box handy for use after play.
Recommended for ages: 2 years and up.
Reasonably Priced at: Amazon.com (Eligible for Free Shipping) or Ebay.com.
Learning Home Fisher Price
This one is a favorite because it is just full of great ways for your baby to laugh and learn. There are things to learn like A-B-Cs and 1-2-3s. Plus there are sing-along song and lots of discoveries.
There are loads of activities, speech, sounds and music on both sides of the house.
Your child will be able to learn numbers, counting, colors, shapes, opposites, greetings and more.
All of this is done while having fun. For instance, have counting fun while droping balls in the rainspout.
There are dials on the clock to move, things that go up and down, open and close and learn about day and night.
There is just so much more to do, to learn and have fun with the Fisher Price House. Check it out!
Recommended ages: 6 months to 3 years.
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Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set
The Learning Resources Pretend and Play School Set will provide hours of fun for your kids while they are playing school.
This school set includes stickers, gradebook, hall passes, bell, clock, dry erase board, crayons, handpointer, double-sided map, double-sided calendar and much more in a convenient tri-fold board for easy set up and storage.
Your child will have fun marking the current day on the calendar, tracking the weather and writing on the blackboard. And, you may catch them being teacher to their "doll" students.
Consumers have reported that their child being younger than the recommended age has fun with the Pretend and Play School but doesn't really understand the items like hall passes, report cards, etc.
Recommended ages: 6 to 9 years old
Get this Play School Set at: Amazon.com (Eligible for Free Shipping), Ebay.com or Walmart.com (Free Store Pickup).
Chess For Kids
Learn to play chess without stress. available today. A deck of action cards each depict a chess piece and how it moves. Once you feel comfortable with playing with out the action deck then this two-sided board can be flipped over and you can play standard chess.
"This really teaches you how to play chess. It shows exactly where the pieces need to be set up. Once you learn the rules, you can flip the board over and play a regular game. This was a great gift for my 6 year old son! " excerpt from Amazon customer review.
This is a great way to learn how to play chess for any aged player.
Recommended ages: 7 to 12 years. However, some adults have found this a great and easy way to learn how to play chess.
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With ThinkFun Zingo kids have fun pulling the Zinger forward to reveal two mystery tiles. Then they try to be the first to call out the tiles that match the images on their cards. The first player that get his or her card full wins and yells "Zingo".
It is a Bingo-style game that is just loads of fun for smaller children.
The player cards have a yellow side which is easier for the younger kids and a red side for the older ones.
"...Well, we couldn't get the kids to stop playing Zingo. They played quietly for more than 2 hours. Since you can play with up to 8 players, we have had lots of neighborhood kids playing the game out on the front steps. Since then, I have bought at least 10 Zingo games -- I have given them to all my children's friends and I always keep a few around to give out for birthday gifts. Everyone loves this game. " excerpt from Amazon Review.
This is a game that doesn't require any reading, batteries and kids can play without any parental guidance.
Recommended for ages: 4 to 8 years.
Affordable and can be found at: Amazon.com (Eligible for Free Shipping), Ebay.com
Snap Circuits Jr
The Snap Circuits Jr will give your child a hands-on introduction to electronics. This kit contains over 30 color-coded, real circuit components that snap together to create real working electronic circuits and devices.
The Elenco snap circuits kit offers 101 do-it-yourself projects that will help give your child a concrete and entertaining education on how electronics work.
The pieces easily snap together on the included plastic grid - no soldering is required. All the pieces are numbered and color-coded to make it easy to identify them.
Snap Circuit Kits give your child a good understanding how electronic components that they use everyday work.
Recommended ages: 8 years and up.
Pick up your Snap Circuits 300 at: Amazon.com (Free Shipping), Ebay.com (Free Shipping) or Walmart.com (Free Shipping).
Need more projects? Here are more choices:
Snap Circuits SC-300
Snap Circuits Pros SC-500
Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750
Addition and Substraction Games
With the Sum Swamp Addition and Substraction Game math becomes an adventure. Kids will learn math skills as they avoid the hilarious pitfalls of the Sum Swamp. The only way to escape the mire of the swamp is to roll the dice and add and subtract your way around the game board.
In addition to learning how to add and subtract, kids learn the concept of odd and even numbers, all the while having lots of fun.
I think the customer review below pretty much sums up everything there is to know about this game.
"Our son loves to learn using games so we've learned a lot about what makes a great game and what doesn't. A great game:
. Sturdy in construction
. Easy to set up.
. Easy to understand instructions.
. Capable of being modified as your child advances.
. Teaches what is claims to teach.
. Teaches without drudgery.
This game scores 100% (got to get some math in there) on all counts.
It is a simple, sturdy game which teaches kids through visualization (as the pieces move) and some competition. By purchasing a simple pair of dice with larger numbers, this game can be used to teach addition/subtraction with double digit numbers as well.
A great deal! " Excerpt from Amazon reviews.
For 2 to 4 Players.
Purchase online at: Amazon.com(Eligible for Free Shipping), Walmart.com, Ebay.com (Plus Shipping)
It is nice to add a few educational games to your children's Christmas. I'm sure you need other things on your list as well. So please check out the other popular toys here in the following catagories: Top Picks, Girls, Boys, Large Stuffed Animals, Pre-School, Teens and of course the Hot and Cool stuff that every kid just has to have. The request list is usually long, go check out the other most wanted gifts of the season.
Enjoy your shopping, have some Christmas fun.
Wishing You and Yours a Very Merry Christmas!