One of the best ways you can support your toddler and preschooler with turn-taking is by playing games with them.
Tic Tac Toe is such a simple game and we love how you can adapt it for different themes and it’s easy to do one on one with your toddlers and preschoolers.
This FREE Printable Valentines Game is great for you and your tots to play together. So read on for our top tips on playing Tic Tac Toe with Tots and get your free game over in our Rainy Day Mum Store.
Tic Tac Toe Games for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Tic Tac Toe is an easy game for you and your toddlers to play together.
You may remember that as a child a lot of the times you came to a stalemate when you played, but that’s only because you had been playing it for a while and learnt the strategies to draw or win the game.
With toddlers and preschoolers, they don’t have these strategies so it’s time for you to let them win sometimes so that they can learn how to play.
Starting to Play Tic Tac Toe with your Toddler
When we first started playing tic tac toe we used to play as a 3.
My husband helping our toddler and me playing against them or me and the toddler against our husband.
This helped our tot to know the rules of the game.
As they got the rules we were then able to play together.
If you have older children they could be your tots partner instead of you and it’s a great way for older and younger kids to play together.
FREE Printable Valentines Tic Tac Toe Game
Head over to the Valentine’s Printable Games section of our store and add your Tic Tac Toe Game to your cart.
PRINTABLE VALENTINES GAMES IN OUR RAINY DAY MUM STORE
Some fun Valentine’s Cards for Toddlers and Preschoolers to make too!
Once downloaded, print your playing board and pieces (check out the printer we recommend and use for all our printables here) cut out your playing pieces – we have provided 4 different options
To make them last longer you may want to laminate them.
Then sit down and play the game with your kids.
More Printable Games for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Tic Tac Toe isn’t the only game to play with your toddlers and preschoolers to help them learn to take turns and share check out these other ideas below