Episode 09: Don’t Count Your Cognitions Until They Hatch

Kids can learn a lot by playing games. In this episode I talk with Dr. Jennifer Blessing about the skills that children learn by playing games, such as turn taking, goal setting, and number sense.

Game References

Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Count Your Chickens, Don’t Break the Ice, Happy Salmon, Hi Ho! Cherry-O, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Memory, Operation, Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots, Sorry SlidersTicket to Ride

Research References

Ramani, G. B., & Siegler, R. S. (2008). Promoting broad and stable improvements in low‐income children’s numerical knowledge through playing number board games. Child development79(2), 375-394.

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