In today's article, we are going to look at some of the best and most awarded educational games on the market for all age groups. Toddlers through to tweens, we have something for everyone.
There might even be one or two adults out there who love these games. Not mentioning any names :).
Loved by parents everywhere, this educational game has won over 18 awards internationally.
Next in our educational games list is Squigz made by Fat Brain Toys Company. If you have not heard about Fat Brain Toys, then you are in for a surprise, and you might want to check out our previous blog on their range.
Squigz has just arrived in the Australian toy market, and already demand is very high. This is a wonderful game by Fat Brain Toys. It helps your child learn fine motor skills and construct almost any design out of these little well? “Squigz” shapes. Suitable for 3 years + your children will get hours of fun from this one.
Squiz from Fat Brain Toys is also a multiple award winner, including Best Toys for Kids Award Winner 2013 - ASTRA.
What would a list of educational games be without including a spelling game? And what could be more fun than an alligator that teaches spelling. This little alligator is made by Junior Learning and is called Spelligator.
Awarded the Teachers Choice Award in 2014. This little alligator is great for teaching your child spelling. Also helping your children learn phonemic awareness, letter patterns and positioning. Suitable for 5 years +.
Okay, so if we have language in our educational games list, we must cover maths. And if we cover maths, why not make it fractions. I remember spending a lot of time learning fractions, and this game just makes it fun.
Fraction fortress comes with a stack of pieces that must be put together to form a whole piece. This is a brilliant way for your child to see how fraction works in a physical sense and visually watch them form.
Fraction Fortress is suitable for 6 years +. It is an absolute must get for any child struggling with fractions, or who child who is passionate about numbers.
Now we have not saved the best until last, in our educational games list. But we have saved one of the most successful educational games of all time made by none other than ThinkFun Games.
This one is called Rush Hour, and comes in a deluxe edition and junior edition. Rush hour has been Voted one of Parents' Choice Best 25 Toys of 25 Years! That is impressive.
So let us tell you about the game. Rush Hour is a logic puzzle game. You simply pick a challenge card and set up your grid as the challenge explains. The goal is a simple one of getting your car or ice cream van out of the gridlock in a series of moves.
As the challenges get harder, the traffic gets worse! All the while helping your child develop concentration, logic, and problem-solving skills.
Rush Hour Junior is suitable for 6 years+, and Rush Hour, or Rush Hour Deluxe is suitable for 8 years +.
The wonderful thing about Rush Hour by ThinkFun Games is your child can play by themselves as it is a single player game. Of course parents can also play along :).
This is not a full list of our educational games, but just some ones we wanted to highlight for today. The last one we would like to leave you with is one we are sure will end up being a classic game for generations to come.
This one our daughter loves, and runs around our house singing I am an engineer :). Yes, our daughter sings this.
It is Goldie Blox and the Spinning Machine the first engineering toy for girls. This game gathered worldwide attention back in 2013 when it challenged the status quo. They asked an important question; why not make an engineering game for girls.
We agree why not! In this now award winning game, Goldie makes a spinning machine that helps her little friend Nacho the Dog chase his tail. Not long after this machine is built, all her friends want to join in. All the little girls then help Goldie build a belt drive that can spin everyone!
The video below shows just how much fun this game can be. If you like this range as much as we do? You will want to know that they have also just released GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank, as well as GoldieBlox and the Parade Float.
No matter which one of the educational games you choose above, you will be happy. More importantly your children will be happy with them, learning at the same time.
After all, shouldn’t learning be fun? Please let us know if you have questions, or if there is anything you would like us to add to our range?
Our full range of educational games can be found here.