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Mental Muscle Exercise

School’s out!!  Here are some great games to play that reinforce recently learned skills.

MATH: 24Game (regular or fraction) Use multiplication, division, addition and subtraction to make “24”

DICE – Lots of toy stores sell dice with numbers (not dots). Buy one marked 1-6, one marked 7-12 and one function die. Kids practice addition and multiplication facts and have                                    fun.

REASONING: SET is a game that requires participants to group cards by characteristics. It’s fast and fun and requires /develops reasoning skill.

GRID WORKS is another game that requires deductive reasoning and is fairly addictive .

LANGUAGE: ASAP is a card game that exercises the word retrieval muscle and can be played by any age.

25 WORDS is another game that requires participants to produce language as they race the clock.

All of these are good ways to keep your brain engaged during the summer months. Hope you enjoy them.

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