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Scroll down to check out our top picks for great gift ideas for the holidays with fun, engaging games the whole family can play that work on key educational skills for your kids – they won’t feel like they’re learning and you’ll feel good that they are!
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Happy shopping and Happy Holidays from all of us at RITES!
Lisa Bigney Halley Lavenstein
Play can be an important part of learning new skills. Playing a board game or playing with a toy can help children learn a concept, increase critical-thinking skills or discover something new about the world. This holiday season, consider picking up something playful for your kids. Here are some great gift ideas for new games and toys, all available on smile.amazon.com. Remember, many of these games have different versions for different ages:
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Apples to Apples
Grades: 6th +
Develops language skills, vocabulary and thinking skills
SET- The Family Game of Visual Perception
Grades 1st +
Pattern-finding game that helps kids recognize patterns, shapes, and family sets – fun for all ages, and challenging enough for even adults to play!
Grades: 3rd – 8th
Electronics kit that lets students complete projects on their own or by following a booklet of ideas – a great way to make the subject accessible to even reluctant learners
Grades: 6th – 12th
Subject: Social Studies/History
Kids work together to build a timeline of major inventions and events by placing cards in the order they think they go – a good tool for developing sequencing skills and memorizing important historical events
Magnetic Poetry Kits
Grades 1st – 12th (different kits for different ages and interests)
Subject: Language Arts/English
Increases both vocabulary and sentence structure, encouraging wordplay with meaning and creativity
Grades: 1st – 3rd
Subject: Art and Math
Magnetic tiling toy that allows students to create a variety of beautiful geometric designs, exploring principles of geometry
Grades: Pre-K – 2nd
Build literacy skills with reading lessons designed as a treasure hunt for kids to read clues and hunt for a hidden surprise – a perfect game for beginning and reluctant readers