Games are, and should always be, central to a child’s learning at a preschool in Maryland. Games teach kids the important values of sportsmanship, teamwork, camaraderie and patience. At their age, preschool kids learn a lot as much by playing as when they are reading books, or writing letters.
Games, of course, are always part of a Montessori school curriculum for preschool children. Here at Norbeck Montessori, we employ an arsenal of games that are not only fun for kids, but also very stimulating to their rapidly growing brains.
Here are some of the best games for pre-school kids you can try if you want to organize some sort of mini summer camp in Maryland, when the time comes:
Dominoes combine problem solving and mathematics together in one fun-filled yet brain-stimulating exercise.
- Simon Says
With all commands always starting with “Simon Says…,” the children learn not only to follow instructions, but also when to execute those commands.
Puzzles not only stimulate the brain, but also the heart. Nothing beats the euphoria for a child who has just surmounted a difficult task of putting together something from a jumble of pieces.
- Hokey Pokey
A simple dance game that also allows children to exercise their bodies while also learning to follow commands.