Make Early Learning Fun
Want playtime to pay off? We've got 16 fun educational games that'll set your tot up for success in preschool, kindergarten, and beyond.
It may seem too early to start prepping for kindergarten, but little things you can do now will help your child make a smooth transition later. Don't worry—we're not talking drilling facts and figures. Experts say playing with him is the best way to help him learn. “Flashcards and worksheets are going to turn kids this age off,” says Kim Hughes, a former preschool and kindergarten teacher of the year and an educational consultant in Wake Forest, NC. That's where these games, matched to the skills kindergarten teachers say are most important, come in. Bonding—and learning—can be a blast!