Educational Games by Working Writers Club member and Homeschool Specialist Amy M. O’Quinn

Intertwining learning and educational games helps the learning process in students.
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Oct. 21, 2011 - PRLog -- M E D I A  R E L E A S E  

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Educational Games for Students by Working Writer’s Club member and Homeschool Specialist, Amy M. O’Quinn

Intertwining learning and educational games helps the learning process in students.

Children’s author, Suzanne Lieurance is pleased to share with you Amy M. O’Quinn’s article entitled, “Education Games: Play to Learn.”

A sneak peak…

“Children have different aptitudes when it comes to learning. Academic abilities vary. But one thing is usually true—children love to play games! They tend to have an enthusiasm for playing games that can be lacking when it comes to schoolwork. So why not channel that exuberance into a profitable and meaningful direction? Use education games and let students play to learn!

Benefits of Games in Education

As already stated, children love to play games. They get excited and their interests are stirred. Simply put, youngsters enjoy having fun and doing something different from the same old routine! But what are some of the other advantages to using education games?

-Research indicates that games allow students to focus well enough to learn better.
-Most children enjoy various levels of competition, and they also enjoy beating their own time or scores in certain games. Games can be a superb motivator.
-Playing a game can take away frustration when learning skills or concepts. Again, it’s all in fun and children are more relaxed and ready to absorb information. Fear of failure is less of an issue.
-Games are great for review or even remedial work for older students without the pressure or labels.
-Certain games can teach children to be team players and work cooperatively within teams to achieve success.
-Playing games teaches children…”

Visit the children’s author Suzanne Lieurance today and read O’Quinn’s full article where she discusses the importance of reading fluency and tips. Please feel free to leave your comments or questions so Amy can interact with you:  

About Amy M. O’Quinn

Amy M. O’Quinn is a pastor’s wife and former schoolteacher-turned-homeschool mom of six. She is also a freelance writer who enjoys jotting down ideas around the fringes of family life. She specializes in non-fiction, and her work has been published or acquired by various magazines including Jack and Jill, US Kids, Guideposts for Kids, Learning Through History Magazine, Highlights, GEORGIA Magazine, Homeschooling Today, International Gymnast, etc.

Amy is a product/curriculum/book reviewer for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and a regular columnist for TEACH Magazine. In addition, she has done some educational product/website writing for a major school supply company. She was also the co-founder and president/newsletter editor of her local homeschool support group for seven years.

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