Summer Bridge

With school just a few weeks away, many of us parents are thinking about “summer slide,” the knowledge loss that can happen when kids go too long without practicing what they learned last year. To combat this slide, we’ve put together a collection of games and toys that are super fun while providing opportunities to discover, practice, and master the math, language, and social skills necessary for school success. Choose a couple of challenging games for daily play and add a couple of summer reading activities and you’ve got what it takes to get kids ready for school while still enjoying their final days of summer.

Preschool

Math:

·         Explore and practice counting with:

o   Baby Monkey Astronaut

o   Puppy up

o   Rainbow Math Fantabulous Forest

Language:

·         Explore letters and letter sounds with:

o   Super Genius Alphabet

Social Skills:

·         Help your child learn how to understand and care about the emotions of others with our collection of emotional intelligence games and activities.  These are great for ages 3 and up as well as children with special needs.

 

Kindergarten

Math:

·         Introduce and practice counting and early addition with:

o   Rainbow Math Fantabulous Forest

o   Rainbow Math Sunken Treasure

·         Introduce greater than/less than concepts, units of measure, and place value with:

o   Cardline: Animals

Language:

·         Dive into learning to read words and create storylines with:

o   Super Genius Alphabet

o   Memory Palace

Social Skills:

·         Help your child learn how to understand and care about the emotions of others with our collection of emotional intelligence games and activities.  These are great for ages 3 and up as well as children with special needs.

Elementary

Math:

·         Explore, practice, and master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with:

o   Sequence Numbers

o   Möbi

o   Super Genius Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication

o   Learning Wrap Ups addition, subtraction, multiplication, subtraction, fractions

o   Math Fluxx

Language:

·      Dive into more advanced reading, spelling, and more advanced story telling with:

o   Super Genius Reading 1, 2, and compound words

o   Rory’s Story Cubes

o   Once Upon a Time

Social Skills:

·         Practice cooperation skills with any of our “It Takes a Village” cooperative games. With these games, there is no competing against other players. Instead every turn requires communication with the entire group to decide how to work together. Communicate successfully and everyone wins, fail to work together and everyone loses.

o   For older kids or if you know any adults that need to work on cooperation, try our “Live Together, Die Alone” collection of cooperative games!

 

Check out more of our educational games additional subjects and older students here, and visit us at the store to see our full collection of games that help children find fun new ways to enjoy history, geography, finance, and science!