Fun educational games for nursery school children

Written on 8th March, 2024

Starting your child’s educational journey can be a fun adventure, especially when it’s beautifully masked with the excitement of fun, engaging games. Children in preschool, or nursery school, are at a stage where interactive activities can greatly impact their cognitive development. This is where educational games come in. They offer a unique platform to learn while having fun.

Ocean Memory Game by Happy Little Doers

But how do you incorporate education into the playground? The trick is not to compromise the fun. When children are engaged and entertained, they absorb knowledge more effortlessly. Keep it interactive; children are naturally inclined to learn when they’re actively involved. Use bright colours and recognisable shapes. Story-telling is also an innovative way of presenting information, making learning feel like a magical fairy tale.

Remember, the goal is to creatively weave learning aspects into the fun, so the child does not feel overwhelmed or bored.

Modern technology has made it even more convenient to access a truckload of educational games right at home. Whether you prefer physical card games or downloadable apps, every attention span is catered for.

Among such notable resources is Happy Little Doers‘ suite of products. Our educational games are designed for young learners, up to the nursery or preschool age. These games are not only fun but are also a great way to develop various skills like strategic thinking, problem-solving, and basic arithmetic among others.

How do you make an educational game fun

As parents and teachers, we are always on the hunt for games that not just entertain our little ones, but also help them learn and grow. Nursey school games are designed to make learning a fun-filled experience, so kids associate positive emotions with education. As games are naturally engaging, they provide an excellent opportunity to introduce new concepts and help children to master skills.

How to Make An Educational Game Fun

Making an educational game fun is all about engaging the child’s curiosity, and using their natural instinct for play, to provide an interactive method of learning. To make an educational game fun:

  1. Create a dynamic that promotes both collaboration and competition. This teaches them about teamwork and individual progress.
  2. Ensure the games require the application of their mental skills.
  3. Award points or rewards, providing motivation and a sense of accomplishment.
  4. Make use of vibrant colors, interesting sounds, and fascinating visuals.
  5. Involve elements of surprise and discovery.

Learning Games for Nursery Pupils

“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” – Diane Ackerman

Playing Dinosaur Memory Matching and Snap Game by Happy Little Doers

Some well-loved games include “Spot the Difference”, “Simon Says”, or “Memory Games”. These engage the children’s cognitive skills, improve their memory, understanding of rules, and listening abilities. Also, specially curated games by Happy Little Doers like ‘Shapes and Me’, ‘Numbers and Me’, can encourage the love for learning from an early age.

Preschool Games for Home

Creating a learning environment at home is equally important. Engage your children with fun educational games right in the comfort of your own home. Alphabet card games, puzzles, shape sorting games are some common examples. What’s more, you can even incorporate daily household activities into fun learning experiences.

Take exploring shapes as an example, you can use the ‘Shapes and Me’ game by Happy Little Doers  to make exploring shapes a fun activity. This game provides an easy and fun way to introduce your child to different shapes and their characteristics.

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Happy Little Doers wins in the Junior Design Awards 2021 for Best Educational Toy Happy Little Doers wins in the Junior Design Awards 2022 for Best Toy Design for +6 Years Happy Little Doers wins in the Made for Mums Awards 2022 for Best Puzzle Fully STEM Accredited Toy Brand Happy Little Doers awarded the ToyMark Award by Let Toys Be Toys Happy Little Doers is a finalist in the Progressive Preschool Awards 2023
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