It’s a well-known facts that many games, most games, if chosen well, can have educational value. But can you actually use games to homeschool?
The clear answer is, “YES!” and this week, members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew share exactly how they do just that.
Jennifer @ A Glimpse of Our Life — Homeschooling with Games
Jennifer has updated a former review of games for learning that were created by another member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew.
Brittney @ Mom’s Heart — Teaching Preschool and Kindergarten with Games
“Consider the topics you want to cover in a typical Preschool or Kindergarten curriculum, and I guarantee you can explore it with a game!”
Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break — Game On!
“In history studies, we find that in most cultures and during most periods of history, we know something about how people – and children, in particular – spent some of their leisure time. When we find a tidbit of information like this, we like to give the game a try if possible.”
Tracey @ A Learning Journey — Making Math Memorable with Games
“Okay, I have to admit something to you all … I am a junkie! I am an educational game junkie! It’s the truth. It feels good to get that off my shoulders.”
Tess @ Circling Through This Life — Games: They’re Not Just for Fun!
“Education is a way of life for us. We desire our children to love learning. What better way than to play games that subtly reinforce or even introduce subjects we’re formally studying.”
Marcy @ Ben and Me — Just Playin’ Around
“Or if we’re just having a particularly difficult day (every has bad days, right?), I can usually salvage the homeschool day with a few games. “
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