Monday, February 21, 2011

Educational Card Games and a Board Game

When Eldest and I shopped a few weeks before Christmas at a bookstore that was closing, I bought two $10 card games at 40% off. They're all made by the same company, called Out of the Box. I'd never seen any of them.

They're worth sharing with you.

7ATE9 is a game that challenges your addition and subtraction skills.

Super Circles is a game that requires visual discrimination, multi-tasking, and speed. Everyone plays at once, no turn-taking, and players must match a combination of ring color and placement to the previously played card, which takes quick attention shifting and visual discrimination. As you play your card, you call out the number of the ring. Players continue until all the cards are played.

I found one board game, Backseat Drawing, that, for a mom of a child on the autism spectrum, with delays in shared attention, perspective taking, and experience sharing, is a fun gem. (yes, it was also 40% off - I do like a bargain!)

If you are looking for games that sneak academics, aspects of different therapies, and relationship building pieces in the 'back door', you may want to look at this company for products or inspiration.

As that big bookseller is closing stores, you might just find a bargain, too.

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