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Afford your kid some quality fun with our great selection of kid educational games

When your child is at the age of beginning to learn the alphabet and math fundamentals, educational games and learning software can be a great way to supplement his education.

A series of research studies into the educational effectiveness of Educational games has determined three general benefits when compared to traditional instruction.

The use of Educational games in instruction greatly enhances the retention of content information over longer periods.

Games promote student interest in the particular topic and in related class content and assignments. Moreover, students assume a more favorable attitude toward the subject area, in general, and are more motivated to do well in the course.

Educational games prompt increased student interaction and a greater willingness of students to communicate and contribute in small group discussions.

Potential Benefits:

Social Interaction and Team Play

Problem Solving

Multigenerational Play - people of various ages can work together to achieve a particular goal. Because of the wide range of ages of players, people of different ages can and do play together in ways they might not in real life.

Educational Benefits - Some games create complex cultures, races, and stories. Other games take place in historical settings or are of futuristic or imaginary nature.

Our games will provide you with hours of fun using numbers, letters, colors, puzzles and more ... Direct Source Games web site is filled with kid educational games that make kids think.

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The WOW Factor To Your Child's Math Lessons !


\Character Building Activities for Kids Character Building Activities for Kids

Ready-to-Use Character Educational Lessons & Activities for the Elementary Grades

This straight-forward resource gives teachers, counselors, and parents over 140 common-sense lessons with reproducible activities for developing traits selected as representative of good character, such as honesty, generosity and fairness. This guide is organized into three sections focusing on respect for self, respect for others, and a positive outlook on life. Each lesson defines a specific character trait, shows children how to recognize the trait, and provides opportunities for children to apply the trait in their own daily lives.

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AMERICAN AUTHORS CARD GAME

AMERICAN AUTHORS CARD GAME $5.99

The American Authors Card Game includes portraits of 13 selected American authors and their books. You can also play regular card games with these cards.

Authors include:

Herman Melville Walt Whitman Henry James Theodore Dreiser Robert Frost Eugene O'Neill F. Scott Fitzgerald William Faulkner James Baldwin Thomas Wolfe John Steinbeck Willa Cather Ernest Hemingway

CHILDRENS AUTHORS CARD GAME

CHILDRENS AUTHORS CARD GAME $5.99

The Children's Authors Card Game features 13 writers who have touched children's imaginations through their delightful books. Rule card included.

Authors include:

Dr. Seuss A. A. Milne Meindert Dejong Rudyard Kipling Hans Christian Anderson Lewis Carroll Charles Perrault Laura Ingalls Wilder Brothers Grimm Joel Chandler Harris Issac Bashevis Singer Beatrix Potter J. M. Barrie

TAKE OFF! - 15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

TAKE OFF! - 15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION $29.99

Knowing geography is the foundation for understanding our world. It helps us grasp the meaning of events here and abroad. For many kids, studying geography is meaningless and boring. That’s why Take Off! is such an exciting breakthrough. Take Off! is educational and entertaining - great for the classroom and family room! What’s more, it’s easy to learn and fun for all ages. Thanks to Take Off!, your feeling about geography will never be the same.

Contents of Take Off - 15th Anniversary Edition:

Laminated World Map (48" by 21") 6 Fleets of 4 Jets (24 Pieces) Nearly 200 Country Profile cards 2 eight-sided dice Rules

LEWIS AND CLARK CARD GAME

LEWIS AND CLARK CARD GAME $9.99

The Lewis and Clark Card Game is an exciting rummy-like game of exploration! Follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark using this 56 card deck of oversized exploration cards. Join the historical expedition and learn all about the discoveries they made on their journey west! Includes instructions for two simple card games each with their own unique challenges.



ONCE UPON A TIME CARD GAME

ONCE UPON A TIME CARD GAME $20.99

Players of Once Upon a Time create a story together using cards that show typical elements form fairy tales. The Storyteller creates a story using the ingredients on their cards, guiding the plot toward their own ending. The other players use their cards to interrupt the Storyteller and to become the new Storyteller. The winner is the first player to play out all their cards, ending with the "Happy Ever After" card.


Seal Race Seal Race         $18.95
Six seals throw colorful balls on the beach. It's great fun to figure out which seal threw which ball. The players who can best remember which balls were exchanged get to move forward! Help your child to develop through play. This high quality...


Klecks: Kennst du die Farben? Klecks: Kennst du die Farben? Motley: Who Knows the Colors?        $7.95
Zebra Motley adores coloring everything in different colors. Occasionally he gets the color mixed up. What is red? The sun, leaf or ladybug? By turning over the card you can check your answer.


Frog Rally Frog Rally         List: $15.00 $11.95 (20% savings!)
It's spring and four colorful frogs are going out exploring. Use your skill and have lots of fun moving them from pond to pond. Let's get hopping! Help your child to develop through play. This high quality wooden game encourages basic skills and...


Early Years Early Years         List: $15.00 $12.95 (14% savings!)
Early Years is a collection of four co-operative card games which encourage close observation, communication, imagination, and social and memory skills: In Animal Train, Try to connect halves of animals to form a long train pulled by Teddy Bear's...


Hot Dots Flash Cards: Division Hot Dots Flash Cards: Division         List: $9.95 $7.95 (20% savings!)
Add electronic light-and-sound excitement with Hot Dots! Use like regular flash cards or add the Hot Dots Power Pen, and children can drill independently. Touch the pen to a 'hot' dot (correct answer), and the Hot Dots Power Pen gives immediate...


Hot Dots Flash Cards: Subtraction Hot Dots Flash Cards: Subtraction         List: $9.95 $7.95 (20% savings!)
Add electronic light-and-sound excitement with Hot Dots! Use like regular flash cards or add the Hot Dots Power Pen, and children can drill independently. Touch the pen to a 'hot' dot (correct answer), and the Hot Dots Power Pen gives immediate...


Hot Dots Flash Cards: Money Hot Dots Flash Cards: Money         List: $9.95 $7.95 (20% savings!)
Add electronic light-and-sound excitement with Hot Dots! Use like regular flash cards or add the Hot Dots Power Pen, and children can drill independently. Touch the pen to a 'hot' dot (correct answer), and the Hot Dots Power Pen gives immediate...


Trilemma Trilemma         List: $20.00 $14.95 (25% savings!)
A multi-level mathematics game to support numeric strategy in an entertaining way. Trilemma tests the times tables and other mathematical functions non-sequentially. This challenging game of chance and skill can be played in a mixed age group with...


Walking With Dinosaurs Board Game Walking With Dinosaurs Board Game         List: $20.00 $16.95 (15% savings!)
This stunning series captured everyone's imagination -- and so will this new game! Based on the award-winning BBC production, players start life as early dinosaurs in the Triassic period, over 220 million years ago. In a race around the board, the...


Things That Swim Things That Swim         List: $12.00 $9.95 (17% savings!)
Race to complete your animals by swapping cards. Each complete animal gains you points. How many? It's different every time. This wonderful family game features 45 oversized picture cards by leading nature artist John Francis. The cards form 15...


Learning to Read! Words with Blends Puzzle

Learning to Read! Words with Blends Puzzle

Sound and letter combinations come alive as students assemble colorful puzzles. Matching pictures to word sounds results in right puzzle-piece "fits" that form words. Includes 42 puzzle pieces and activity guide. Ages 4+.


Design and Drill Activity Center

Design and Drill Activity Center

Use the patterns or just imagination to create pictures with colorful plastic 'bolts' and power drill or screwdriver! Also includes 20 pattern cards, plastic grid box and reproducible blank grid for make-your-own cards. Ages 4+.


Perfection

Perfection

Develop fine-motor and matching skills with this fast-paced game. Includes plastic game unit with timer, pop-up tray and 25 geometric shapes. For 1 or more players, ages 5 and up.


Pictionary® Junior

Pictionary® Junior

A quick-thinking charades-on-paper game. Game contains playing board and pieces, cards, die, timer, pencils, paper and instructions. Ages 7-12, 3 or more players.


Basic Spanish Bingo Game

Basic Spanish Bingo Game

B-I-N-G-O spells learning fun in any language! Spanish game includes 50 basic Spanish picture words with photos, 36 game cards, bingo chips, calling cards, answer mat and game guide in English and Spanish. Ages 5+.


Wedgits® Deluxe Set

Wedgits® Deluxe Set

Stimulates perception and reasoning. Includes 30 rhombus- and octahedron-shaped pieces. With 2 storage racks and 2 design booklets. Ages 3+.


Chutes and Ladders

Chutes and Ladders

Playing by the rules is fun, thanks to this classic board game. For 2 to 4 players, ages 4 to 7.


Twister Moves Game

Twister Moves Game

Twister Moves Game, twister® with a downbeat! Twist, dance, jump and turn to the commands of a DJ144 jammin' dance sessions in all. Game includes 3 music CDs and 4 Twister Moves mats. For 2-4 players, ages 8 and up.


Sorry!

Sorry!

Classic chase and race is a popular choice for all ages. For 2 to 4 players, ages 6 to adult.


Scattergories

Scattergories

Players race the clock as they try to match categories using the words that start with the same letter. Only answers that are different from everybody else's get points. The highest score wins. For 2 to 6 players, ages teen to adult.


Professor Noggins - Inventions Trivia Card Game

Professor Noggins - Inventions Trivia Card Game

Professor Noggins - Inventions Trivia Card Game. This award-winning card-based trivia game helps children learn and develop communication skills while having fun. Players collect illustrated cards by correctly answering trivia questions. Two levels of difficulty to challenge players of all ages. For 2-8 players, ages 3 and up.


Professor Noggins Dinosaur Trivia Card Games

Professor Noggins Dinosaur Trivia Card Games

Professor Noggins Dinosaur Trivia Card Games. This award-winning card-based trivia game helps children learn and develop communication skills while having fun. Players collect illustrated cards by correctly answering trivia questions. Two levels of difficulty to challenge players of all ages. For 2-8 players, ages 3 and up.


Alphabet Bingo

Alphabet Bingo

Traditional bingo excitement meets letter recognition in this fun, educational game! With 5 different ways to play Alphabet Bingo, everyone has a chance to win. A super introduction to the alphabet that lets kids have fun, too. Includes 36 playing cards, 1 reference sheet, 1 calling mat, 26 calling cards, game chips and playing instructions. Ages 4+.


What Do They Do?  People At Work Game

What Do They Do? People At Work Game

Connect 3 puzzle pieces to reveal realistic illustrations with loads of special details about people at work. Great as a discussion prompt. Includes 42 pieces and directions in English and Spanish. Ages 3+.


Pattern Blocks and Board

Pattern Blocks and Board

Replicate the design with the matching blocks. Includes 10 design boards and over 100 pattern blocks in 6 shapes and colors. Wooden case: 13" x 9" x 2". Ages 3+.


Memos Memory Game

Memos Memory Game

Children take turns lifting 2 covers to reveal the insets, and collect the most to win. Substitute small items of your own to add fun to each game. 12" x 9" x 1-1/4" wooden board includes 20 covers and insets. 3 lbs. Ages 3+.


4-Scene Sequencing Card Set

4-Scene Sequencing Card Set

Children tell a story by putting picture cards in order - and develop critical thinking skills. Includes 48 durable self-correcting cards and instructions in English and Spanish. 4 Scene set includes 12 stories. Ages 3+.


Hat Chat

Hat Chat

Everyone will have a great time playing Hat Chat ! Players respond to 3-part questions about the hats they're wearing, using their imaginations and pieces of their own past. There are no winners and no losers in Hat Chat . Includes 12 hats, game cards and instructions.


Tied in Knots Game

Tied in Knots Game

Tied in Knots Game. They'll get 'tied in knots' as they follow these crazy directions. Great for teaching left from right. 39" x 39" playing surface is perfect for small children. For 2 to 4 players, ages 3 and up.


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The "New" Touch® Game

No assembly is required in this latest version of the fast-paced sensory perception and memory game. Features a set of 49 detailed play pieces, 20 theme cards of "fun facts," built-in timer, lighted observation window and self-adjusting hand opening. For 2 to 6 players. Ages 5+.


Tri-ominos Game

Tri-ominos Game

The classic triangular domino game features sturdy plastic playing tiles with big, easy-to-read numbers. Players score points by matching numbers on the three-sided playing pieces. A little bit strategy, a little bit luck. 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up.


Charades for Kids

Charades for Kids

Act out eating corn on the cob! Act out spinning a top. It's acting out fun for everyone! Features 450 charades selected just for kids! Special picture cards for children who aren't old enough to read. Teaches non-verbal communication, an important social skill that helps reduce shyness. For 3-6 players, ages 4 and up.


Maptangle

Maptangle

Stretch your legs and geography knowledge on this 33-square foot world map! Each team must find and place their feet on all 103 manmade landmarks, locations and natural wonders indicated by the deck. A fun way to learn geography! For 4 to 6 players, ages 7 and up. -- W8506


The Self-Esteem Game

The Self-Esteem Game

Teaching self-worth is one tough task, but this game makes it seem like 'kids' play.' Its simple format of picking and reading cards and moving forward on positive behaviors makes it ideal for shy children. Negative behaviors move players back. For 2 to 4 players, ages 6 to 12.


Boggle Jr

Boggle Jr

Helps children develop important letter and word recog nition skills. For 1 or more players, ages 3 to 6.


Jenga®

Jenga®

Keep a steady hand, or the Jenga® stack will come tumbling down. Players use one hand to move blocks from the bottom of the stack to the top. For 1 or more players, ages 8 and up.


Simpsons® Edition Operation®

Simpsons® Edition Operation®

Poor Homer Simpson is sick! This classic game has a talking Homer on the table. Use the forceps to remove his comical ailments – Bowler’s Thumb, Foot in Mouth, Rubber Neck, Trick Knee and many more! Don’t set off the buzzer or you’ll get an earful! Requires 2 “AA� batteries (not included). For 1 or more players, ages 6 and up.


4 in a Row

4 in a Row

4 in a Row Game. Players take turns dropping pieces into the matrix, trying to get four in a row. For 2 players, ages 6 and up.


Jumbo Checkers & Backgammon Game Rug

Jumbo Checkers & Backgammon Game Rug

Extra-large checkers and versatile playing surface make this game ideal for children and seniors alike. Playing surface is of a natural fiber composition. Comes with 12 black and 12 red checkers. 28" square "board" with checker board on one side and backgammon on the other. Includes everything needed to play checkers and backgammon.


Colors & Shapes Match Me® Game

Colors & Shapes Match Me® Game

Three great games bolster color and shape recognition. Match cards to each other or to the illustrated game boards. Lay cards face down to challenge memory and matching skills. Includes 8 double-sided game boards (for 2 levels of play) and 48 matching cards. For 1-8 players. Ages 3+.


Mouse Trap®

Mouse Trap®

The original game of crazy contraptions and chain reactions. Trap your opponents' mice and win the game. A great lesson in planning ahead, as well as cause and effect. For 2-4 players, ages 6 and up.


Colors Game

Colors Game

Match colors while taking a drive with an adorable animal pal! Up to 6 players match colorful photographic cards to items spied along the way. 60 cards. Ages 3+.


Fantacolor Daisy

Fantacolor Daisy

Engages children's patterning and fine-motor skills. Daisy pegboard locks onto its peg-storage base when not in use. Includes 240 pegs and guide. 13-1/4" x 12" x 2-3/4". Ages 4+.


Racko Card Game

Racko Card Game

Be the first player to get 10 cards in sequence and yell 'Racko!' It sounds easy, but is it? It takes some strategic thinking! Scoring gives players fun multiplication and addition practice. For 2-4 players, ages 8 and up.


Guess Who?®

Guess Who?®

Deductive reasoning and just the right questions are what it takes to win this game! Players ask questions such as 'does your person have blond hair' in order to eliminate choices and Guess Who their opponent picked. For 2 players, ages 6-12.


The Mad Sad Glad Game

The Mad Sad Glad Game

Help children explore abstract feelings. This entertaining game encourages players to match feelings with situations as they race to be the first to get rid of all their cards. Play competitively or cooperatively. Three card decks include: 48 Basic Feeling Cards, 48 Advanced Feeling Cards for older children and 96 Situation Cards. For 3 to 6 players, ages 5 to 12.


Monopoly Jr.

Monopoly Jr.

This version of the classic board game is specially designed for ages 5 to 8.


Pop-O-Matic Trouble

Pop-O-Matic Trouble

Players round the bases back to home base. For 2 to 4 players, ages 5 and up.


Simon® Trickster

Simon® Trickster

Programmed to fool! Determined to rule! The latest Simon® game has a complete new look and attitude! Lenses illuminate to create colored lights that change location and color. For 1 or more players, ages 7 and up.


Great States! Game

Great States! Game

Kids can discover the United States with this award-winning geography game answers to all questions are 'hidden' on the game board! By studying the colorful USA map, they'll learn about state capitals, locations and more. But players must find the answer before their time runs out. Includes game board, 100 'Figure' cards, 100 'Fact' cards, 100 'Find' cards, 1 spinner, 1 mechanical timer and game rules. For 2-6 players, ages 7 +.


GEARS! GEARS! GEARS!® Activity Set

GEARS! GEARS! GEARS!® Activity Set

Contains plastic interlocking gears, cranks, pillars, connectors, interlocking plates and activity guide. 95 pieces. Ages 4+.


Dr Seuss's ABC Game

Dr Seuss's ABC Game

Seuss's ABC Game. With Dr. Seuss as your teacher, learning the alphabet is as easy as A, B, C! From Aunt Annie's Alligator to Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, kids will get plenty of practice with the repetitive use of each letter and easy-to-memorize rhythmic lines. Grades PreK+.


Telling Time Bingo

Telling Time Bingo

Practice telling time in quarter-hour segments. Match time to colorful clock faces. Ages 6+.



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