History doesn't have to be boring. With games focused on history, it can become an exciting adventure that kids can thoroughly enjoy. History can inspire kids and teach them important lessons that they can be applied in today's world.
There are many history games that can make learning history fun. These include games with a focus on American history, board games, trivia games and video games. History dictionaries are also must haves at home.
Parents can play a role in making kids see history for the fascinating subject that it is. After you played a game or explored a subject, don't hesitate to discuss it with your child. You will amazed how much kids can learn just by playing a good game or by discussing a history subject.
American history games
American history games are a great way to get kids interested in US history. Children learn about important events that change the course of history such as the American Revolutionary War or the Civil War. These games can be in the form of a board game or a trivia game.
A great board game to learn about US history is the American Trivia (Junior Edition) by Outset Media (ages 8 and up and for 2-8 players). The games includes questions related to US history that players have to answer. Overall, a great way for the family to spend some quality time together.
Find here a selection of fun and educational American history games that can teach all about US history.
History board games
If your child isn't doing well in history class, board games infused with history themes are a great way to get those grades up. Today's board games can really take players back in time and open up kids' imagination. There are board games for each particular time period or historical event (for example: history of USA, Ancient Rome or Egypt). Furthermore, board games are relatively cheap and they are games for each age group (by the way, make sure that the game matches your child's age).
History board games are great for family time and they can also teach about different periods in world history.
History trivia games
There are many fun history games for kids in the form of trivia games and card games that encourage kids to learn about different history subjects and get them interested in history. They usually contain game cards, numbered die, and questions in form of trivia, true or false or multiple choice.
There are card games for all levels, with easy and hard questions to keep kids interested as they get better and enhance their knowledge. One of our favorite history trivia games is Professor Noggin's. It was won a dozen awards and it is a high quality game with a focus on history.
In no time, you will see your kid memorize dates and tell you about different periods in history.
Find here information about history trivia games and the Professor Noggin's game that you can order online.
World history dictionary
A good world history dictionary is a must have at home. It's a dictionary that your kid can go back to and that can get him interested in history. A world history dictionary can also help with the schoolwork.
History dictionaries are fantastic educational books. They usually contain lots of images and are easy and enjoyable to read. Kids flip through the pages and eventually spend hours reading and learning about different history subjects.
A history dictionary is a book that your kid go back to anytime be it to complete the schoolwork or just out of curiosity.
History video games
In this day and age, computer games are also a great way to get your kid interested in history subjects. Games that we recommend include: History Explorer, Castle Explorer or Oregon Trail 5th Edition.
With History Explorer kids travel back in time, explore the sights and landmarks and with Castle Explorer, kids get a hands-on experience of what it was like to live in the 14th century.
In Oregon Trail 5th Edition, kids discover what pioneer life was like in the 1800s. It runs on Windows Vista or XP, it is designed for children ages 8 and above and it is an excellent educational series. Children enjoy playing this game while learning about life in America in the 1800s.