Didn’t quite finish all of your Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping? Want your kids to spend their allowed screen time on educational activities instead of TV, video games, or YouTube? Kill two birds and think about grabbing a gift that will not only be fun for your child, but will also teach them a thing or two while he or she plays with it! We’ve done the research and found these great gift ideas that keep learning the top priority without sacrificing any of the enjoyment factor!
1). If you have a tablet at home and are looking for an interactive educational games, check out Osmo. They have a variety of STEM-based learning games that apply math to the real-world, including creating music with patterns, making change at a pizza parlor, and computer coding via problem solving (how cool is that!). Simply put: It’s a great opportunity to help your kids connect numbers + math to the real-world.
2). Looking for a board game that sneakily teaches your kids the fundamentals of computer programming? Check out Code Master, which has 60 levels of complexity built around the reasoning and logic that are fundamental to writing code. The best part is: it’s both single and multi-player…so no one will be left out!
3). A crowd favorite that seems to make every list of top educational games is Qwirkle, a 2-4 player game that hones strategy and critical-thinking skills. It will definitely rank highly on your list of family game night favorites, with a straightforward premise of matching tiles to win points, and an added twist of plotting and scheming your way to victory.
Want to learn more about ways to incorporate math into your family’s daily routine? Contact our educational team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have!
Happy Holidays and Happy Hunting,
The Wonderland Math Team