Gameschooling: Learning Through Play

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Gameschooling: Learning Through Play

{Episode 11}

Cait is a game-master, Kara wants to be, but things keep getting in the way… like directions. So in today’s episode, Cait shares amazing ideas for adding more games to your days, for both learning and fun. The sisters talk favorite games old and new, games for certain subjects like science and math, why it’s OK to NOT love a game even if everyone else does, and the many, many lessons kids can learn from growing up playing. So join us as we roll the dice, spin the wheel, and share easy tips for incorporating more games into your homeschool- such a fun way to learn together!

And that’s not all…

This week, we have another fantastic giveaway for the game loving families out there. In conjunction with the fine folks at ThinkFun, we are giving away THREE fabulous games (Rush Hour, Balance Beans, and Clue Master). Head over to Amazon to check out the game descriptions, and then enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here.

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Links from the episode

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Games for Preschoolers

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Card Games:

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Coffee Shop Games:

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Family Games

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Cooperative Games

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one-player games

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Party Games

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What’s bringing the sisters joy this week

A couple reminders…

Just a reminder that we have partnered with Play4LifeMoms. From now until October 31st, use the code SISTERS to get the first two months of their texting service for only one dollar per month.

Don’t forget about The Homeschool Sisters 31-Day Get Fit Challenge. It’s not too late to join in the fun… plus we have another giveaway planned for those participating!

Now, it’s your turn. Tell us: What is your family’s favorite game? share here!

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19 thoughts on “Gameschooling: Learning Through Play

  1. Krystle Willmore says:

    We don’t have too many games, but our kids really love apples to apples: Disney. It’s fun for even the little ones because they know the characters.

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  2. Janelle says:

    I can’t even get through this episode, because I keep wanting to interject into your conversation!
    Flux – have you tried it?
    Set – did you know they have a tiny can version?
    Throw in your purse games – have you heard of Cinq-O?
    Life – what’s UP with the new version? Oh, and the Kindle version is so much faster, and fun!
    Mille Bourne – our family loved that game, but when Boy #3 got to game stage, it doesn’t work with 5. 😦
    Clue – did you ever try Master Detective?

    Okay, back to listening now. 🙂

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  3. Janelle says:

    Okay, here I am again –
    Settlers of Catan – There’s a Jr. version that’s much easier to learn with! Game loving kids can outgrow it pretty fast, but it takes out the complications of the setup and the trading to make it easier to learn.

    Oh, and we also love Ticket to Ride on our Kindles, because now you can play a “local” game where everyone plays on their own kindle, and you only see your cards, but you have the opportunity to get all the boards/maps for WAY cheaper then the actual board games. (We own the Germany map, but the passengers are too complicated, so we don’t play it very often).

    Okay – I WILL finish listening now.

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  4. Karey Schaitel says:

    Oh my goodness ladies! You made my day (and even my week) by quoting my iTunes review. Your conversations have really had a positive impact on my thinking and choices which have positively impacted my kids school experience.

    However, I’m laughing that my review is on the “gameschooling” podcast, because I have almost zero experience with games(…hence the need for the podcast?)

    Hugs sisters!

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  5. Janelle says:

    I am re-listening to this, and I just reached the part where you talk about games that get your kids moving, and I had to jump in again!
    Have you heard of HyperDash?
    This is the version that we have that’s awesome, but you SO don’t want to pay this price. Good option for thrift stores or consignment sales! (I think I found ours for like 7 bucks)
    https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Planet-46001-Hyper-Dash/dp/B000TTPEXU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1478270304&sr=8-2&keywords=hyper+dash
    It starts easy: “blue” “green” etc., but it can level up to “3+2,” etc. 🙂

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