Educational board games that are good for school-age children include "Memory," "Checkers," "Scrabble," "Monopoly" and "Cranium Cadoo." Each of these classic games require children to use multiple skill sets and are suitable for multiple grade levels.
Available in multiple versions, "Memory" is a card-matching game that usually requires children to match images, numbers or words. It primarily teaches children memory and concentration skills, as well logic and strategic planning. "Checkers" is appropriate for children ages eight and up. It teaches them logic and reasoning, as well as strategic planning. It also teaches them about cause and effect.
Parents and teachers usually introduce children to "Scrabble" in third or fourth grade. It is a flexible game that is appropriate for a large range of people at various education levels. "Scrabble" helps children practice their reading and spelling skills, and it gives them the opportunity to expand their vocabulary. Additionally, the tallying of scores helps them practice their math skills.
"Monopoly" is appropriate for children in grades three and up. It teaches them useful life skills such as adding up money and counting change, and it introduces them to the concepts of saving, budgeting and financial planning. "Junior Monopoly" is available for children ages five to eight. "Cranium Cadoo" is the children's version of "Cranium." It allows them to act, sketch, sculpt, crack codes and solve puzzles, bringing out their creativity and making them think.