Down through history, games have been used for teaching tools. In this day and age, we tend to think of games only in the terms of amusement, but I would like for you to re-think this one. Many skills can be taught through games. From a simple concept such as learning to take your turn, all the way up to complex strategy and thinking skills can be gained.
I hear groaning. Games can be expensive, you say. Well, not necessarily. I found many games at homeschool used curriculum sales or thrift stores. Yes, sometimes a piece can be missing, but often it can be substituted. I found games on states, countries, the solar system, and even games on history that can be incorporated into the schooling tool box.
Until next time,