We are in our fifth week at home doing school. Isabella is independent, learning with her class via Google Meet and Google Classroom. She’s able to get her work done on her own. I am thankful — I don’t know if I remember any 6th grade school work.
Nate is in second grade. He has packets of worksheets, Zoom calls, YouTube videos to watch, Epic Books to read online and then we supplement his Bible and PE. Schooling with a second grade boy is NOT easy. So when Thinkfun reached out to me to try their educational games for kids — I was quick to reply yes. Any game that is also educational is a big win for me.
Thinkfun Educational Games for Kids
I was sent the following game to try out:
- Math Dice Jr.
- Gravity Maze
- Cat Crimes
- Brain Teasers
Math Dice Jr.
Math Dice Jr. is the perfect dice game to introduce or reinforce early math skills in children. Roll the 12-sided Target Die to get your target number, then roll the five 6-sided Scoring Dice. Add, subtract, or add and subtract – use whatever equation you need to hit your target number. For every Scoring Die used, move one space on the Scoring Track. First to the finish line wins! Math Dice Jr. makes math fun!
We’ve actually played Math Dice Jr. every day this week. It’s fun and easy and best of all Nate LOVES it. He quickly works on his subtraction and addition and consistently finishes the game first. I am so pleased with this affordable dice game for kids. I HIGHLY recommend Math Dice Jr. for fun math learning.
It’s a maze game. It’s a marble game. Actually, it’s a gravity-powered logic maze game that builds reasoning skills and visual perception. The best part is – it’s fun to play and learn! Use the challenge cards to strategically place towers and create a path for your marble to reach the target. With 60 challenges to test your skills, this fun maze game is definitely a marble run for brainiacs! Buy Gravity Maze today.
Tangled yarn and a missing bird… which of the six furry fiends was responsible for each Cat Crimes? With a little problem solving you’ll be able to use paw prints, toy placement and other clues to figure out exactly where each Cat was sitting at the time of the crime.
So, Cat Crimes is really fun and actually a bit difficult for me. We’ve gone though all the beginner cards and there were a few that confused little ole me. My son Nate loved that I was having a hard time — when he can figure things out before me, that is a big win for him. Cat Crimes will be a game that we continue to try out.
A collection of FOUR of the world’s best brainteasers – 4-Piece Jigsaw, 4-T Puzzle, The Fifth Chair, and REC-TANGLE – these puzzles inspire special a-ha! moments for novice and seasoned problem solvers alike.
These are fun for parents and grandparents too. Believe me. We were all trying to figure out these Pocket Brainteasers. They’re hard. Guess who got the Jigsaw one apart first? Yep, it was Nate. The youngest. Now we cannot figure out how to get the puzzle back together…
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