It’s never too early to introduce your preschooler to tabletop and board games. Family games for preschoolers provide a fun activity for a day at home. Some games even incorporate elements of strategy, making them exciting for young tikes.
Here are some family-friendly tabletop and board games for preschoolers and children up to 6 years old.
Family-friendly Tabletop and Board Games for Preschoolers
1. Zingo! Bingo with a Zing
Even if your child is still a pre-reader, he or she can still play Zingo! This matching game for preschoolers is one of the top selling family games. Kids need to match the cards being dispensed with their Zingo cards. For ages 4 and up. Shop for Zingo! here.
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2. Hungry Hungry Hippo
This is a classic tabletop game and not much is needed by way of instruction. Just say the word and let the players get chomping away. There isn’t much strategy but there sure is plenty of fun. For ages 4 and up.
3. Connect 4
Play against an opponent a vertical version of tic-tac-toe. Line up four of the pieces in a row to win. Whoever has the best strategy wins! It is fun for adults too. For ages 6 and up.
4. Sequence for Kids
Up to four persons can play this strategy board game for preschoolers and kids. Players take turns to play a card and place a chip on the playing board. The first player to get four in a row wins. Sequence for Kids makes use of pictures, making it suitable even for young kids who don’t read. For ages 3 and up.
5. The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game
This game for preschoolers helps to reinforce colour learning and matching skills. Spin the wheel and match the coloured acorn with the colours on your assigned log. The first to fill up the “log platter” wins! For 36 months to 5 years old.
Flip and stack cards to build a sandwich. Stop the hungry thief from running away with the cards. This pattern recognition game for preschoolers reinforces visual discrimination and hand-eye coordination. For ages 6 and up.
7. Flashlights & Fireflies
A game of “shine and seek”, Flashlights & Fireflies is a turn-based game for up to five players. Players need to “Hide”, “Catch”, “Shine” and “Sneak” in order to be the first one to make it back home. For ages 6 and up.
8. Yeti in My Spaghetti
This is a silly and fun game which multiple players can enjoy. A Yeti has fallen into a bowl of spaghetti. Players take turns removing the strands of spaghetti. If Yeti falls, you lose!
9. Pass the Word
This game for preschoolers encourages them to practise their spelling skills. Up to four players can race against the timer to spell out the most words they can with the tiles given.
10. Spot It Junior Animals
This junior version of the Spot It game features animals. Spot a match and win the card! Be warned, kids are quite good (and fast) at this game compared to adults! For ages 4 and up.
11. Chill Out! A Refreshing Game Of Dice and Ice
Up to four players can “chill out” and enjoy this game. Players need to scoop out “ice cubes” based on the colour on the die which they role. Extra points for blueberries! This game for preschoolers encourages fine motor skills and shape identification. For ages 5 and up.
12. Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game
Kids can challenge their mind to replicate the layout in activity cards using odd shaped building blocks. It encourages critical thinking skills and is suitable for 5 and up.
Outfoxed! Is a cooperative game where players move around the board to try to solve the mystery of Mrs Plumpert’s prized pot pie. For ages 5 and up.
14. 5 Second Rule Junior
Pick a card and give an answer under five seconds. Expect silly answers as everyone races to beat the clock.
15. Hoot Owl Hoot
Hoot Owl Hoot is a cooperative game for up to four players. Work together to help the owls get home before the sun comes up by matching colours. This board game for preschoolers encourages problem-solving and a sense of community. For ages 4 to 8.
Amazon Great Toys Sale till 24 July 2020
Amazon Singapore is currently having its Great Toys Sale till Friday, 24 July 2020. There are discounts of up to 50% on various items, including games for both preschoolers, older children and adults. Check out the Amazon Great Toys Sale here.
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