Briarpatch School Readiness Games offer a suite of educational tools designed to make learning fun for preschoolers. Each game encourages active participation and develops language, cognitive, and social skills in a playful way.

Letter, Number, or Bug

This game fosters basic concepts like letter and number recognition. It encourages children to identify and match these fundamental elements, while they jump and race around the room. The colorful illustrations and simple gameplay make it accessible to preschoolers, helping them grasp essential skills, while boosting motor skills and coordination. Moreover, the game fosters categorization knowledge, language and vocabulary development, and early literacy and math skills, laying a solid foundation for future learning.

Cross-Cross Applesauce

This game adds a creative twist to traditional charades by incorporating imagination and pretend play into language and learning. Players sit in a circle “criss-cross applesauce” and take turns holding the talking stick while they draw cards from the center circle. They must then act out their activity card. There are 3 types of activity cards: Trace, Pretend, and Action.  Other players must guess the activity (waddling like a penguin, doing jumping jacks, etc.) as they go around the circle taking turns. This promotes social and cognitive development through problem-solving and collaboration. It encourages social interaction and teamwork, as well as literacy and language development.

Hocus Pocus, Everybody Focus

This game is a fun spin on traditional memory games that enhances recall and visual-spatial skills. Players each take a mask and are challenged to memorize which tactile or flat objects have been added or removed from the play area. It offers opportunity for using memory strategies, which build attention and concentration skills. This honed observation skills and spatial awareness as they grouped objects by position (flat vs. standing).

Each School Readiness Game offers a fun and educational value for preschoolers. They practiced turn-taking, collaboration, and other social skills as well as language and cognitive skills that increase vocabulary and problem solving. By blending learning and education through engaging gameplay, these games succeed in creating connection and laying the foundation for fundamental skills.

Available at University Games and Amazon