4 more weeks of exploring board games seems like a good idea right about now, especially since playing board games is one of the ways parents engage in overt math experiences with their children (according to my very-far-from-scientific study).
Here are some of the reasons I love Candyland….
- This is one of the first games that American children play and it simply teaches how to love to play.
- It is pretty and colorful and altogether visually appealing.
- You don’t have to read at all to play.
- It is super inexpensive. Anyone can get a box for next-to-nothing.
- It is anyone’s game at any time.
- There is matching, counting, jumping, following rules, and getting stuck in molasses.
- Everyone is excited to find themselves in the Cupcake Commons or the Chunky Chocolate Mountains.