Educational games aren't just for children. Learning happens through all stages of life. Everyone from the littlest toddler to the most mature can enjoy playing educational games. If you are looking for educational games, consider the following.
- You probably already have some in your home. If you've got a deck of cards, you've got many educational games right at your finger tips. War can teach young children their numbers and rummy or hearts can teach strategic thinking.
Many classic board games like Monopoly, Scrabble and Clue are as educational as they are fun. If you've already got them in your home, you're ready for an educational and fun evening with the family.
Toddlers and preschoolers love educational games. Almost all play for children this age is educational, and there are great ways to make sure they benefit the most from that play. Puzzles teach fine motor skills, and they can be of extra benefit if the puzzles also teach ABC's, numbers, colors or shapes.
Stacking cups, shape sorters, board games like Chutes and Ladders and Candy Land, building blocks, and train building systems are all toys that young children love. They are also very educational.
Finding educational games online for this age is easy also. PBSkids, Nick Jr., Thomas the Tank Engine and Funschool are safe places to find educational games online.
Finding educational games for grade school age kids is easy. Most of the classic board games have a Jr. version for the younger ones, and they can transition into the full versions by third or fourth grade.
Wordplay games such as crossword puzzles and seek and finds are educational games that kids can play independently. Mad Libs is a classic wordplay game that kids can play with friends.
Electronic educational games are very popular with this age. Both Leap Frog and VTech put out excellent games.
There are many websites that have educational games appropriate for this age. Try the websites for Funschool, Nickelodeon, Eduplace and Funbrain for this age.
Teens and adults can find that educational games are a relaxing and enjoyable way to continue learning throughout life. Board games such as MindTrap and many of the Cranium games are great for teens and adults.
East of the Web is a great place to find online educational games for adults as well as games for other ages.
Spend some time browsing through sites that sell educational games for more ideas. ToysRUs and KBToys both have the ability to search for educational games. Also there are sites dedicated strictly to educational toys and games such as Wonder Brains, Toys to Grow On, and Toy and Game Warehouse. If you spend a little time searching, you're bound to find educational games to suit everyone in your family.