Spark an Interest in Math With ‘Spin-a-Roo’!

As a homeschooling mom to three busy little children, I rely heavily on games as a way to practice skills and have fun. When I heard about ThinkFun’s Spin-a-Roo, I had to check it out! I am always on the hunt for games that work on those all-important math and STEM skills!

Spark an Interest in Math with 'Spin-a-Roo'! | Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, GeekMom
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Spark an Interest in Math with Spin-a-Roo!

My three kiddos (ages 8, 7, and 5) loved this game. My oldest compared this game to the classic UNO, but with a spin! They love how interactive it is and the double-sided playing cards extend the learning and fun.

Spark an Interest in Math with 'Spin-a-Roo'! | Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, GeekMom
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Spin-a-Roo is a fast-paced counting and sorting game for children ages 4 and up. Spin-a-Roo offers young learners two ways to play: by sorting numbers and colors, or by counting up and down from one to ten.


Players take turns cranking the spinner to dispense tokens and then all players rush to collect the most tokens. Spin-a-Roo reinforces early math skills in addition to critical STEM skills.

Spark an Interest in Math with 'Spin-a-Roo'! | Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, GeekMom
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Do you love educational games?

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Cait is a school psychologist, mom to three amazing children, and an unexpected homeschooler. She loves nature, good books, board games, strong coffee, and dancing in her kitchen. You can read about all of these things and more at My Little Poppies. Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast. She is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and G+.