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Educator Resources

Labyrinth believes in gameschooling and supporting educators. Please find some helpful resources below.

The Benefits of Play
 

Play fosters communication skills, analytical processing, and creativity! Playing games has been proven to help children develop important cognitive and social skills such as patience, teamwork, strategic and analytical thinking, and listening and reading comprehension.

Student skills developed: strategy and logic; problem solving; social interaction; memory and concentration; deduction and analysis; math and language; and dexterity.


Groups and Organizations

Association of Board Game Educators – Facebook Group
A Facebook group for teachers who use games in their classrooms and run board-game clubs. 

Brantford Games Network Lab
Scott Nicholson – professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario, Canada – updates this page with resources for educators. He is an expert on gamification in the classroom.

Sustainable Gameschooling – Facebook Group
The Sustainable Gameschooling group is a place to discuss how to use games to further educational goals while walking lightly on the earth!


Teach with Board Games – YouTube Video Series! (Links Below)
Created by Labyrinth staff! 

Board Games for Preschoolers

Spatial Reasoning 

Art 

Civics 

Storytelling 

Role Playing 

Arithmetic

Science 

History 


Great Elementary-School Gameschooling Games (by Subject)

English/Lang. Arts
Math/Coding
Bananagrams
Prime Climb
Mad Libs
Cribbage
Big Boggle
Math Dice
Word a Round
Mobi
Sequence: Letters
Mobi: Kids
Story Cubes
Quirky Circuits
Crossword Puzzles
 
   
History
Social Studies
Women’s History
GeoBingo
Timeline Classic
USA Map Jigsaw
Similo
 
 
 
Art
Science
Monet Jigsaw
Putty Kit
Van Gogh Jigsaw
Planet
Hues and Clues
Astronomy Fluxx
Stella
Totally Gross
Muse: Renaissance
Chemistry Fluxx

 

Research on Specific Games’ Benefits for Students!

Set: The Family Game of Visual Perception® Research: 

Spot It! Research: