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Over last few weeks, parents have had the added (and at times overwhelming) responsibility of teaching their kids at home while abiding to social distancing rules. With restless kids stuck indoors, the pressure to keep everyone happy and engaged is at an all-time high. And while you may have abandoned any screen time limits, screens can certainly get exhausting and we, of course, want to keep our kids’ activities interactive when we can. Instead, turning to fun learning games that will engage your children (while also teaching them something new) is a creative and innovative way to pass the time.
Playing games is a great boredom buster at any time, not just during a mandated quarantine. Games can teach younger kids important fine motor skills and the basics such as letters, numbers, colors and sounds. At the same time, older kids can tackle math, science, reading and even foreign languages thanks to fun games.
The best part? Most of the time your kids won’t even know they are learning because they will be having such a good time. Plus, we would be lying if we didn’t admit that we also love that our kids can play most of the games independently — while we have some much needed time to ourselves.
If you have your daily schedule down already (good for you!), you might want to incorporate some of these games into family game nights! There are tons of options that the whole family can play together to encourage bonding and learning. Check out these 10 fun learning games that encourage kids to put down the screens and actively engage.