Learning games for preschoolers: Othello

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Do you have a preschooler who you want to get ready to read? Many learning games for preschoolers develop the skills required for reading and set the stage for a lifelong love of reading.

Recommended learning game for preschoolers – Othello

Many board games are terrific ways to teach children to think about space and patterns in space. Othello is an excellent board game for developing these thinking skills.

Requirements: Othello board game and 2 players

How to play: Play a black piece on the board so that a white piece is between two black. The white will be changed to black. The next player does the reverse.

How to win: You win when you have a majority of your colored pieces showing at the end of the game, turning over as many of your opponent’s pieces as possible.

Skills developed: develops the ability to think about space and patterns in space, a requirement for reading.

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