Learning Through Play


Are one of those people that loved/loves school?  If you are, I totally envy you!  I never liked school.  Learning in such a structured environment was difficult for me.  I could blame it on having  a more creative brain, or something like that.  But in reality, my attention span isn’t long enough, and it wasn’t fun.

I can totally relate to the dog in the Disney movie Up.  Squirrel….., I love you,…… Squirrel.  

Anyway that is why I have always love to have games around the house that you can learn with.  Mostly because you don’t even know that your learning. Errrrr, I mean the kids don’t know they are learning.  They are kids games after all.

I thought I would share a few of our family favorites.

One of my very favorite games as a child and to play with my children is Husker Du, pronounced Hoo-sker Doo.    I’m not sure how many people are familiar with this game.  It’s a memory game, you lift up the pieces to find a pair of pictures that match.


Everyone in the family LOVES Uno.  This game is great for learning numbers and colors.


My kids favorite game right now is Pop the Pig.  I know it’s a weird name.  My husband bought it for the kids when I was out of town.  I didn’t love it the first time I played it.  However it’s a great game for learning numbers and colors and counting.


Scrabble Junior is great for learning letters and spelling.  This game is for for kids that are a little older, however if you are willing to sit and really do it with them, 3 year olds can have fun with it too.

I could go on and on.  We have A LOT of games.  These are just a few of our favorite learning games.  How about you, what is your  favorite learning game?




  1. says

    My mom introduced us to a fun one: 7 Ate 9. It’s a quick-to-play fast-paced addition/subtraction game. I struggled to keep up with my 10-year-old! We also really like Perpetual Commotion (although it’s not necessarily educational) and Blokus. We have lots of games, too.

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