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November 12, 2015

10 Fun Games to Play with Your Preschooler

Owen has been really into playing board games recently! He's finally at the age where a game can hold his attention and he can handle following rules. We love that it allows us to spend quality, intentional, and uninterrupted time with him, and that he's learning to take turns, follow the rules and to be a good sport when he doesn't win. Children learn best by playing, and since most board games include some type of strategy as well as counting, color recognition, matching, it's the perfect way for him to learn while being engaged and having fun.  

We're loving games so much right now that I've made a collection of 10 fun games to play with your preschooler! Some of these are games we own and love, and others are ones we've heard are really great and hope to add to our collection.
10 Fun Games to Play with Your Preschooler
1. Zingo! - Just like Bingo!, but for young children. Zingo! Fast-paced and exciting this game brings learning to the classic game of Bingo. Images with printed words and two levels of play make this the perfect game to grow with.

2. Hoot Owl Hoot - Players help the owls fly back to their nest before the sun comes up. Play a color card and fly to that space. Draw a sun card and you're one step closer to daylight. Help all the owls get home before the sun rises and everyone wins! Two levels of play allow this game to grow with your child.

3. Let's Go Fishin' - This classic kids game teaches hand-eye coordination as players use their mini fishing poles to try to catch the most fish. The challenge is that the board game spins, and the fish open and close their mouths.

4. Sequence for Kids - Even if they can't read yet, younger children can enjoy playing this great strategy-building game. The Sequence Game for Kids is easy to play yet challenging and exciting. Just play a card from your hand, place a chip on a corresponding game board space and when you have 4 in a row, it's a "sequence" and you win!

5. Connect 4 -  Just as simple and fun as you remember it being! When you get 4 discs in a row you win! Helps teach strategy and taking turns.

6. Marvel Matching Game - We own this one, but there are many varieties (Disney classic, baby animals, Frozen) of this fun game to suit your kiddos interests!

7. Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel  - This fun game develops matching and sorting skills, strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and pre-handwriting skills! 

8. Tell Me a Story - With a set of 36 cards, featuring beautifully illustrated and intriguing images, provides the components for children and adults to make up their own stories. Thematically linked but open-ended images spur the imagination and become the catalyst for creativity. Instructions included for a variety of games and activities. Recurring characters, locations and props encourage linking the cards in endless combinations for fresh, new stories every time it's played.

9. Candy Land - This adorable version of the classic Candyland game we all played as kids features the colored cards and fun illustrations that kids love, with different destinations like Cupcake Commons and the chunky Chocolate Mountains.

10. Hungry Hungry Hippos - Owen got this game last Christmas and it was his first learning experience with winning and losing!

What games does your family like to play together? Tell me in the comments below! 

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