As a homeschooling mom, I’m always looking for ways to make learning more engaging and fun for my children. While we have a solid curriculum that covers all the necessary subjects, sometimes it can be a challenge to get my kids excited about the more academic aspects of their education. That’s why I was thrilled to discover the world of gameschooling, which have become a staple in our homeschool routine.
At first, I was a bit skeptical about using games to teach important academic skills. After all, how could playing a board game actually improve my children’s reading, writing, and communication? But after trying out a few games myself, I quickly realized the value that board games could bring to our homeschool.
One of the first games we tried was Scrabble, which is a classic for a reason. Not only did my kids have a blast spelling out words and trying to get the highest score, but they were also practicing spelling, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills without even realizing it.
We then played Boggle, which is another word game that challenges players to find as many words as they can in a grid of letters. This game was especially helpful for my younger children who were just starting to learn how to spell and recognize words.
But it’s not just word games that can enhance language arts skills. We also found games like Dixit and Rory’s Story Cubes to be incredibly valuable for improving communication and creativity. Both of these games helped my kids develop their storytelling abilities and expand their imaginations.
Now, board games have become a regular part of our language arts curriculum. We set aside time each week to gameschool together as a family, and it’s been amazing to see how much my children have improved in their spelling, grammar, communication and reading skills as a result. Plus, it’s a fun and interactive way to spend time together as a family while also sneaking in more school!