123 – Games

As you know, my family loves board games (as expressed in previous posts).  It has always been a huge part of our family life, both prior to children and even more so with children.  As I’ve stated before, playing games isn’t just for fun. When young children play board games, they practice skills, such as:

  • Using language
  • Communication
  • Reading symbols
  • Taking turns
  • Following rules
  • Planning
  • Patience, Persistence, Risk-taking
  • Fine motor development

They also practice math skills:

  • Counting with one-to-one correspondence
  • Estimation
  • Performing simple operations (e.g., dividing cards evenly, adding one more)
  • Problem-solving
  • Identifying patterns
  • Identifying attributes (colors, shapes and sizes)
  • Directionality
  • Predicting the outcome

Here are some of our family favorite board games that incorporate math into the fun.

Have a Great Week!



  • Feed the Kitty by Gamewright
  • Spot It Numbers & Shapes by Blue Orange
  • Catch the Match by Playroom Entertainment
  • Count Your Chickens by Playroom Entertainment
  • Pajaggle Rings by Pajaggle
  • Fix the Fence by Weekend Farmer
  • Zeus on the Loose by Gamewright
  • Blink by Mattel
  • Pajaggle by Pajaggle
  • Gold Digger By Out of the Box
  • Rivers, Roads & Rails By Ravensburger
  • Farming Game KIDs by Weekend Farmer 
  • Exact Change By Continuum