Get Schooled with Educational Games by Blue Orange

Blue Orange Games has four new games to help get kids into to gear for the new school year and reinforce learning long after term begins. Whether preschool or elementary, language arts or math, Blue Orange’s games are teacher-approved and age-appropriate to build brain power through play.

Check out their newest offerings below:

20Express20 Express 
20 Express is a bingo-style game that calls for logical thinking, figuring probabilities, and a dose of luck. Each player has a train of 20 cars to fill with numbers. The goal is to make long series of ascending numbers. With every draw, players must decide the best train car to assign the number. Some numbers may be pulled twice, and a wild tile can save a series. The longer the series, the more points it earns. 20 Express  stretches kids’ mental math abilities and is for unlimited players ages 8 and up.

basicenglishSpot it! Basic English
Spot it! Basic English boosts emergent reading skills while having fun. Players race to be the first to spot matches between a word and its corresponding picture, between two pictures, or between two words. This game includes sight words, the most common words in English. Automatic recognition of words builds confidence and speeds literacy development. (Also available in Spanish and French). Spot it! Basic English is for two to eight players ages 5 to 7. 

alphabetSpot it! Alphabet
Little ones ages 3 to 5 prepare for preschool and beyond with Spot it! Alphabet. There is always one, and only one, matching letter between any two cards. Kids learn to visually and verbally identify the letters of the alphabet and even colors. There are three ways to play with different challenge levels. Game includes advanced play tips for little learners ready to explore alphabetic order and basic spelling. Spot it! Alphabet is for two to six players.

numbersSpot it! Numbers & Shapes
Kids get a head start learning the building blocks of math with Spot it! Numbers and Shapes. As they search for matches, preschoolers will learn to recognize single digit numbers and geometric shapes. Color recognition is also reinforced, as the matching figure needs to be the same color. Parents can play with advanced tips to explore simple arithmetic and the properties of shapes with their child. Spot it! Numbers & Shapes is for two to six players ages 3 to 5.

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Ali Mierzejewski

Ali Mierzejewski

Ali Mierzejewski is the editor-in-chief at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider. With more than a decade of industry experience, Ali is a trusted source for parents, gift-givers, manufacturers, retailers, and more on the latest trends and hottest products. Whether you’re shopping for the best toys for kids — or looking for the latest in geek culture and entertainment for yourself — Ali’s expertise has you covered. When she’s not building LEGO sets or unwinding with a puzzle, Ali is obsessing over the latest season of The Bachelor, scrolling through Gritty’s Twitter, or rewatching The West Wing (for the 100th time). She is also a self-proclaimed expert on the history and lore of the entire Bachelor franchise. Ali has been featured on TODAY, The Wendy Williams Show, Yahoo Finance, Fox & Friends, HLN, The Weather Channel, ABC World News Now, and more. You can follow her on Instagram @hashtagtrendy.