IF YOU’RE STUCK inside and your kids are climbing the walls, but you aren’t yet ready to let them watch Netflix from dawn to dusk, well, I don’t blame you. Here are some games that are sometimes called “”edutaining.”” Think of them as fun games that also teach something, but in a way your kids probably won’t notice.
Dragonbox Math and Chess Games
Ages 4 and Up (iOS, Android)
Dragonbox games are primarily math-related, though they also partnered with chess champ Magnus Carlsen to create Magnus’ Kingdom, a chess-learning game that’s been very popular in my house. It uses an adventure-style approach to teach kids about different chess pieces and how to play. I strongly suggest picking up a real-world chess board (I like this no-stress chess board for beginners $18) as well. Your kids will ask for it. Trust me.