Guest Author - Robin Rounds Whittemore
When it comes to purchasing card games for children, you have a good variety to choose from. Just because your children are 7 and 8 doesn't necessarily mean that you have to stick to the age limits on the decks of cards. Some youngsters still like card games for children younger than themselves. Some of the younger set can play games meant for older people.
You can find card decks for children in many places. Bookstores, toy stores, department stores, the stores ending with mart, and dollar stores have card games for children. Even waiting in line at the grocery store can turn up little card decks for kids. If you are on vacation, sometimes hotel or motel gift shops have card games for younger people. Have you tried home toy parties?
Searching the internet for children's card games could turn up some interesting finds. You could also find reviews of the particular card games described. Auction sites may have the particular card games you are looking for at less expensive prices than retail stores. They will also have reviews if other buyers have left comments.
Schools are another place to look for card games. Some teachers may already have some in the classroom that the children enjoy. Teachers might also be able to recommend card games to play. Children that are home-schooled would also benefit from card games. It would help them socialize as well as learning while they have fun with friends and family.
Usually the package has information on the game inside as well as pictures of the cards. Think of the children you are purchasing the game for. Do you feel they could comprehend the rules? Do you also think they can understand the pictures and numbers on the cards?
There are many card games out there that are deck-specific. That means that the deck of cards was created for that game and that game only. Those are decks you would want to look at the age requirements or recommendations, but make up your own mind when it somes to purchasing.
Some decks are especially maid for certain games, but can also be played with regular cards. There are card decks for Old Maid and Go Fish also. Those two games can also be played with a regular deck of 52 cards; no special cards are needed. Uno is another card game that is brought to mind. The rules are simple and many young people, as well as adults, play it. Uno is very similar to Crazy Eights, which can be played with a regular deck of cards.
If you would like the children to learn as they play, then try The Memory Game. The Memory Game is another card deck that can be made for children and can be played with regular cards as well. Some Memory Game cards have animals on them, some have pictures or numbers. It is also a good way to get younger people to learn colors, shapes or whatever patterns are on the cards.
Whether or not the card games are for fun or learning, there are many places for you to find just the right games or decks for your children to use.