From developing exciting new skills to having challenging meltdowns, little kids experience highs and lows on a regular basis. A great way to help your tiny tots successfully manage their ups and downs is by developing their emotional toolbox through fun and engaging social-emotional learning (SEL) games.

So we’ve hand-picked the best card games, board games, puzzles and more, that facilitate kids’ social-emotional learning, improving communication skills, showing the importance of empathy, and teaching how to follow verbal or written directions. Most important of all, the 15 games we’ve selected are engaging and full of silly fun!

1. Hoyle Card Games

Product Type: Card games
What We Like: Kids laughing and learning valuable lessons at the same time. 
Favorite Thing: How cute kids look imitating funny expressions in Monkey, May I?
About: Hoyle makes easy-to-learn, tactile card games that assist kids with developing important social skills. The four games we’ve selected – which come at a low price of $5.99 each – help with skills like teamwork, self-awareness, self-control and responsible decision-making. The playability and hi-jinks in each game are engaging enough for parents to have fun too!


Monkey, May I?

Ages 4-6

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Game

Education

Super Me!

Ages 4-6

$

Game

Education

Mixed Emoji’s

Ages 6-8

$

Game

Education

Seal Squad

Ages 6-8

$

Game

Education


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