This time on The Children’s Hour, we explore the games we love to play. The Kids Crew share their favorites all through the show, including games we can all play that don’t need any pieces, game boards, or equipment.

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Then we get riddled by our puzzlemaker, Riya Joshi who figures out how to stump us all. You can play along with us!

Riya Joshi and her book, Wordy What

The games we discussed on the show today included: The Five Second Rule, Connect Four, Uno, Mousetrap, Candyland, Battleship, Clue, Monopoly, Fluxx, Pass The Pigs, and Choose Your Own Adventure.

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This show is mixed with a playlist that’s all about play!

Playlist Games We Play

Play My GamesRhythm ChildKindie Reggae2014 The Rhythm Child Network04:31
Let the Games BeginThe Not-Its!Ready or Not!2018 Little Loopy02:46
PalindromeDog On FleasBuy One Get One Flea2014 Dog On Fleas02:40
Games You PlayThe Cat and Owl00s Guitar Lullabies, Vol. 62020 The Cat and Owl01:02
Bob'Weird Al' YankovicThe Essential Weird Al Yankovic1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993 Sony Music Entertainment/(P) 1996, 1999, 2003, 2006 Sony Music Entertainment02:29
Games I Like to Play (Athlete)Geof JohnsonSongs from the Big Hat2001 Geof Johnson01:50
Willie and the Hand JiveTaj Mahal & Linda TilleryShakin' a Tailfeather1997 Music For Little People03:05
I Like to PretendAudraRoxI Can Do It By Myself2006 AudraRox02:15
Have a Little Fun With MeGlen PhillipsFor the Kids2002 Nettwerk Productions02:28
I'm Doing the HamboneUncle DevinBe Yourself!2018 Uncle Devin02:56
Jeopardy ThemeTom LundbergPrime Time2018 Max Frank Music02:59
Apples Peaches Pumpkin PieBrave ComboPolkasonic1999 Cleveland International Records, LLC02:29
Lake VictoriaPodington BearCurious2014 HUSH00:59
The Tag GameJonathan Richman & The Modern LoversJonathan Sings!1983 Warner Music Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Co. A Warner Music Group Co.04:30
House of CardsRecess MonkeyIn Tents2012 Recess Monkey02:28
The Wheel Deal (feat. Ian MacDonald, Lance Murphy, Lawrence Leathers & Jainardo Batista)Josh LevineChromachord Dream2011 Josh Levine01:09
Let's Go Fly a KiteWendy and DBHey Big World2020 Wendy & DB02:04
Power off and PlaySonshine and BroccoliIt's Cool to Be Kind2018 Sonshine and Broccoli02:18