School Zone

School Zone

School Zone

Great Games to Get the Kids Ready for School

It is that time of year again where back-to-school shopping is in full swing!  Sometimes that time can be filled with excitement to see friends again but other times it may make young students nervous about starting a new grade or even a new school.  To help your children make the adjustment and get excited about back-to-school shopping and planning we suggest that you incorporate some new games for the entire family.

The best games for back-to-school combine learning and the power of play.  We are proud to support three brands that specialize in back-to-school games and puzzles for children.

Briarpatch provides fun and educational games and puzzles for children between the ages of 2-8 years old.  Briarpatch’s goal is to provide inspiring, educational, and above all fun content for children everywhere.  No other children’s game brand has won as many awards and delight as many young children as Briarpatch.  With games and puzzles set in a variety of beloved literary and TV settings such as I SPY, Pete the Cat, The World of Eric Carle, Dog Man, Daniel Tiger, and many more, Briarpatch helps children learn social skills, counting skills, memory skills, and literacy skills.  You can’t go wrong with “learning and fun all in one!”

Learning Resources has been helping parents and teachers build amazing kids for many years.  From ABCs and 123s to fine motor and STEM skills, their educational toys offer kids the building blocks they need to succeed in school and develop a lifelong love of learning.  Some of our favorites include their line of pretend play, Code & Go, and critical thinking games like iTrax.

The Learning Journey designs and manufactures children’s interactive educational products that build on the skills necessary for children to be prepared for school and beyond.  With products like the Touch & Learn AlphaBot, Count & Learn Cookie Jar, and Play & Learn Cash Register there is something for everything child.

Back-to-school games, toys, and activities are prefect refresher for lessons forgotten over the summer, but also a fantastic transition from playing at home to returning to the classroom. You can’t go wrong with Briarpatch, Learning Resources or Learning Journey.