Five Great Games to Entertain Kids this Winter Break

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5 Great Games to Entertain Kids

Winter break is here!

While students may be ecstatic about a much-deserved holiday, parents are on the lookout for activities to entertain kids, keep them engaged and stimulated until school resumes.

Whether you’re relaxing at home or enjoying a beachside getaway, there are countless learning opportunities through games that are fun for the entire family.

Here are five cool educational toys for students to help parents survive and help kids thrive this winter break (and all year-round).

The best part about these games is that they are compact and can easily travel with the family on visits around town or even to faraway destinations.

1) Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars

Star Wars Games

Dr Dina Kulik - Kids Health Blog - entertain kidsTap into the excitement of the new Star Wars movie with some great educational games. There is an entire line to choose from. To start, their interactive themed workbook series is great for fans looking to brush up on math, reading, and writing skills.

There’s also Star Wars Monopoly, Star Wars Hands Down, Star Wars Duels Card Game, and Star Wars Cookbooks.

Students will have a lot of fun with “curriculum-based exercises and activities from a galaxy far, far away…..”

Dr Dina Kulik - Kids Health Blog - entertain kids

2) Mobi


The founders of Mobi have an ambitious and important goal: to make math fun.

For all the kids who feel discouraged by numbers, Mobi is a great option because it can be adjusted to the skill level of the students.

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It can start out with simple math and become more advanced based on the abilities of the players.

Mobi also comes in an adorable pouch that can easily travel around town.

3) Maplelea Girls

For all the children who love dolls, this line promotes Canada’s geography, heritage, and culture.

Dr Dina Kulik - Kids Health Blog - entertain kidsMaplelea Girls has a niche of Canadian dolls that come along with journals and accessories that capture the spirit of each girl’s home – from Alexi from the city to Taryn from the Rockies.

4) Super Genius Collection

Super Genius Card Game

Fans of matching games will love this collection.

Students can practice important skills in a variety of games with a reading and math focus.

Dr Dina Kulik - Kids Health Blog - entertain kidsYou can play alone or with up to 6 players.

Recommended for kids ages 5 and up, Super Genius matching games pair words with their corresponding images, addition equations with their sums, and multiplication equations with their products.

There is only one match between any two cards. Kids will have a lot of fun while utilizing problem-solving skills.

5) Toymail

ToyMail Messaging

Kids love to play with their parents’ phones, much to their chagrin.

Dr Dina Kulik - Kids Health Blog - entertain kidsWith the help of an adorable mailman toy and utilizing free app technology, voice messages are sent directly to Toymail and back.

This is accomplished with the help of an adorable cast of techy characters – Snort, Fairfax, and Buck just to name a few.



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Joanne Sallay

About Joanne Sallay

Joanne is a Director at Teachers on Call, a personalized home tutoring service with over 30 years of experience, providing one-on-one instruction in all subjects and grades. In addition to regularly blogging about educational news, learning strategies and the latest in student books, Joanne is a busy new mom and Co-Chair of the Corsage Project, a non-profit organization in partnership with the Children's Aid Foundation.

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