Sun Feb 01 2015 17:38 ET
Bingo For Kids
Though Bingo is revered worldwide as a game of luck and chance that has been associated with gambling and raising funds for charity, the game is also known for its educational value. There are many free online Bingo games for kids that have nothing to do with gambling or wagering bets, but rather are used to teach important skills in a variety of subject matter in a fun and enjoyable environment. Many wise teachers use Bingo to reinforce topics, test a student's knowledge in a certain area and allow children to practice skills in a calm, relaxing and entertaining way. Many online sites that provide free online Bingo games for kids allows teachers or parents to create their own cards that are applicable to the subject being taught. Even playing traditional online bingo will keep your mind sharp.
Many sites enable teachers to create educational Bingo games for little more than the cost of paper and ink. Those creating Bingo games will find that printing the cards on cardstock (colored or plain) is a better choice than using simple computer paper. Cardstock is more durable and sturdy and will hold the colors of ink longer. By creating cardstock bingo sets, teachers and parents can create learning tools that will last for years to come.
There are so many ways to use Bingo for educational purposes it almost seems that every teacher, in every grade can incorporate Bingo games for their students. Early learning teachers can create cards with colors, shapes, numbers, letters and animals and use these for pre-k or kindergarten classes. Children beginning to read or those that need help recognizing Dolch sight words can play Bingo and put markers on cards when a certain word is called. Addition and subtraction cards may be created with either single numbers printed on cards or addition and subtraction facts. The caller may read a math fact or number and the child can place a marker on the corresponding answer on the card.
Spelling teachers can create weekly lists and incorporate these words on Bingo cards giving children greater opportunities to play the game. By using online Bingo games creator sites, teachers have an unlimited choice of options to customize the game so that it is perfectly tailored towards their student's needs.
Think Bingo is only suitable for younger students? Think again. Those in secondary school can benefit from playing Bingo in the classroom. Science teachers can use Bingo for vocabulary words, to match new words with definitions, spelling, math facts and more. Additionally, there are many free online bingo sites for kids that equip teachers with the ability to create online Bingo games.
With online Bingo games, teachers can bypass the need to use cardstock, paper and ink in order to print out games, but rather create numerous games that remain online for a variety of subjects. As more students are using computers, iPads and tablet pcs in the classroom, creating online Bingo games provides numerous benefits.
Online Bingo games provide much more than just fun and entertainment but also provide a wonderful way to introduce, reinforce and review new skills. Whether playing online Bingo or creating your own, customizable Bingo games for your students, you'll find that the benefits from introducing this game to your students or children are vast.
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