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Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom
Ya’ll, I should just ‘fess up to something:
Game time isn’t always my favorite.
I know, I know. Board games can be fabulous for learning and reinforcing new concepts.
But in my house–my kids don’t always like to lose. Even when we’re playing “just for fun,” even when an incredible learning game is designed to teach them helpful skills.
It didn’t take me long to discover this several years ago, when my preschoolers became board game ready. We sure had some big “I lost” tantrums here and there.
So over the years I focused less on board games with the kids, because it wasn’t worth the drama. I would play one-on-one with a single child instead. That was an improvement, but it didn’t guarantee peace in our living room.
Eventually, though, I stumbled upon something that helped tremendously. I only wish I had found out about them earlier.
Cooperative board games