My kids love playing games (what kid doesn’t) but I love when they play games where they learn at the same time. It’s even better if the kids don’t know that they are learning while they are playing!
Kabuki Helps has books and games that are exactly that – learning while they are playing!
We received the Matics Math Card Game for the kids to play and I was surprised by their reactions.
Buggy was very eager to play – math or not – she loves to play games and she is always eager to learn. Buddy on the other hand was not at all thrilled about having to play a game that had to do with math, but surprisingly, he really enjoyed himself and we played two rounds together.
Matics Math Card Game is a game for all levels.
For beginners, you can do greater than/less than. Buddy, age 6, did really with this level and I found it was far too easy for him.
Our next game was level two, addition and he did really well. I was able to add to it to increase his learning experience. I had him name all the numbers (his cards and mine) and then he had to do the math sentence (ie: five plus two equals seven). When he had his answer and I had mine, he had to figure out which one was greater than and less than to tell me who won that hand.
Level three is subtraction which he was going to play with his sister, but then decided last minute not to play (I’m sure it’s because he would really rather play with mom and dad than his sister; you know, sibling love).
Level four is multiplication and that was the level Buggy and I played (and then Daddy and Buggy played). While she is only 8 and in second grade, she loves a challenge so this was perfect for her. She grabbed a pencil and paper to help her through the math, but it gave her exactly the challenge she needed (and loves).
(There is a level five, but I’m going be honest, I’m confused on how to play it so we didn’t attempt it!)
I love that the game is fun for the kids and that they are learning at the same time (and admittedly, so am I because math is not my strong suit; it definitely took some thinking on my part!)
The kids could easily play this game together and learn while they are it (admit it, self entertaining is a joy when you have multiple kids!)
An extra added bonus for me is that I plan on homeschooling Buggy next year so not only will this help me teach her math skills, but I was able to start teaching her tonight how to do multiplication on paper. Kabuki Helps will be a great resource for us next year while homeschooling.
If you are interested, whether for homeschooling purposes or just for the educational value, Kabuki Helps is offering Life as Leels readers a 10% discount with coupon code Leels (expires June 1, 2014).
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