The Mommy Files: Three Board Games for Your Toddler

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 by 2 Comments
The Mommy Files: Three Board Games for Your Toddler

Just a bit ago I told you about the Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game and how much our toddler loves it.

Which got me thinking that probably a lot of toddlers like board games.

Yes, we often get caught up in the ease of apps, but there’s nothing quite like sitting down for an old-school board game … it gives you the opportunity to connect with your kiddo on a very different level.

Plus, you can use the time to catch up on what might be going on at school or daycare/preschool.

Of course, I’ve already recommended the Squirrel game, which is fairly new to the market. Another game I highly recommend, and that was a favorite of our other daughter, is Scrabble Jr.

Because the letters are printed on the board, it’s easy for this age group to match them up to spell words and gain confidence while playing.

Any form of Zingo is popular as well. This is BINGO, with a contemporary twist.

While the original version showcases images with words, there is also a counting and sight words version, which are equally fun.

Newer releases include a bilingual version as well as a spelling version. My goal is to have the three original versions in our game arsenal.

What are your favorite board games for your kids?

What about games that can grow with your kids or that are appropriate for a span of ages? Since we have 10 years between our two oldest, I’m always looking for those, too.

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Stacie McClintock

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  • MomHomeGuide

    My kids love Scrabble. They also love Monopoly — we have a a junior version of the game. We all love Uno, too! (Uno is a card game, not a board game, though.)

  • Julie C.

    I found that the best game for my young children (aged 3-5) was Snakes & Ladders. It taught them to count up to 100, to count the dots on the dice and do simple math, and to deal with small setbacks (sliding down the board on a snake or chute). Of course, learning to lose gracefully is always key to any children’ game.