California’s state school chief recommends… games! Among other things, of course. Here is his recommendation for Summer Learning Tips.
Sounds like a library game night was a huge success over at the Paola Free Library. Twister, Clue… Looks like a great time. Check it out!
Tom Vasel is one of the premiere game reviewers online. Giles interviewed him about how games and education. Tom’s discussion of using games not only as a teaching tool, but also as a secondary teaching device is fantastic, and his descriptions of how he alters games for classroom use is invaluable. Check it out!
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I just discovered this interesting list of the “Top 10 Games for a Middle or High School Game Club” over at Dice Tower. I could quibble with some of the choices, but that’s true of any list. I was thrilled to see Diplomacy in there. That game gets overlooked far too often. Check the list out…
Here’s a great promotion that’s worth looking at. Buy 3 Hasbro Games and get a $10 gas card. Click here for all the details!
Yehuda (of the Purple Pawn) wrote this article for the DiscoverGames web site. It lays out 6 easy steps to playing with your kids. Click here to check it out!
Scrabble is celebrating its 60th anniversary – and their doing it the right way. Check out this article to see how you can help them raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital – and maybe even get a signed diamond edition of the game!
Here’s a fun little article about the history of games. Fascinating stuff. I’d never seen Annie Over before. Click here to check it out!
This article makes a great point about games helping lower-income preschoolers build math skills. If you needed yet another argument to convince your school or library to have games available to kids… this is it!
Here’s a great idea from Newburg Middle School – have the students create the games. It looks like everyone involved had a blast. Click here to see the story!
Here’s an interesting article that was run last year in American Chronicle. It’s a psychiatrist’s view of the benefits of playing games with your kids. It’s pretty tough to argue with… Click here to read it!
Scholastic has a great article about the benefits of boardgames, including listing games they recommend for five and six year olds. Click here to read it!