Math Board Games For Kids and Why You Should Start Using Them Today

Math… a word that strikes fear into the hearts of not only kids but also adults. I’ll never forget when I was learning long division I literally thought to myself, “there is nothing harder than this!” I toiled for hours over each problem, racking my brain for solutions. I thought it was difficult and I thought it was boring. Surprisingly, math doesn’t have to be boring. Making any subject into a game will catch a child’s attention and trick them into learning. Math board games for kids is the perfect place to get started!

My parents used a similar method to teach spelling.  I can remember when I was learning the word “brigadier.” I couldn’t correctly spell it to save my life.  My parents had me play a game where frogs playing instruments taught spelling.  Looking back, that game was ridiculous but it was because of that game that I learned how to spell that word, the one which mocked my command of the English language…brigadier. Continue reading

Guest Post: Why Is Playful Parenting Important For You and Your Children?

Reading the Playful Parenting book by Lawrence J. Cohen truly widened and gave another dimension to the way I was looking at parenting.

Truth be told, the best way of resonating with someone, no matter if we are talking about a child in its infant stage or an adult, is to get on the same mental and intellectual level. And while it is impossible to ask from someone to get on the same level of intellect with a 4-year old child, we should give our best to find common ground with them. Continue reading