Tags: great games under $20, math games, letter games, active games, family games, preschool, early school years, later school years
Posted: 2010-02-18 19:30:16
By: Joanne Oppenheim
Unlike a lot of novelty toys that often lose their luster, games are returned to again and again. They are not just entertaining; many have solid learning built into the fun. Here are some of the top choices we've tested and think you and your family will like playing. Click here to see our list!
If you spend a great deal of time going from point A to point B, having some wonderful stories and music to listen to can make the journey part of the fun (even if it's just coming home for school, soccer or Grandma's house). As you know we complain most about this aspect of what we review. So much of children's audio is really annoying...sugary sweet and full of good-for-you-messages. When we started reviewing children's audio, we literally used to sit in the car and anyone (young or old) could throw the audio out of the car. (The car was parked.) After several afternoons in the car, the lawn would be full of rejects. While we don't do that anymore (it is so not green), we do have the same high standards. So a special congratulations to the winners this year! Click here to see our list of award winners!
So when I discovered through an email that they were painting together on vacation, I suggested that they interview each other for our new feature. There was a lot of back and forth on how to proceed (after all these are two incredibly talented artists!)...and so it was eventually determined that I would interview them both. They shared their answers.
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