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The Best Travel Games For Helping Kids Learn New Languages

Who says your child can’t have fun while doing something worldly and educational?

Just because you're technically on vacation doesn't mean that your kids can't learn while having fun at the same time. These books, games, and flashcards are the perfect, screen-free way to pass time while traveling by car or on a flight, and even during downtime at your hotel or resort. Your child just very may well master a new skill or language before they even know it—and as a parent, you may even pick up a few things as well.

It's not just about the kids. Parents can pick up some new words and phrases as well. | Amazon

Transform learning a language into a game as players learn words and form sentences in French to score points. By forming longer sentences and more words, players can earn points to power their cars around the special "Race to Paris" game board.

Flash cards
Flash cards have long been one of the easiest ways for kids to learn new things. | Amazon

From Eric Carle, bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes these fun, illustrated flashcards that offer kids a creative introduction to Spanish. The double-sided cards feature the English word on one side and the Spanish word on the other, along with Carle's famous drawings.

Mandarin cards
Not only can kids learn classic card games, but they'll pick up phrases in Mandarin while doing so. | Amazon

Play any standard card game while picking up a new language in this original and innovative way to learn. Each set functions like a standard deck of cards with 4 suits of 52 playing cards and two jokers, along with the 54 most commonly used Mandarin phrases with its phonetic pronunciations.

Kloo for eating and drinking
Start learning with something we all love: food and drink. | Amazon

A simple color-coded card game, young children will effortlessly learn sentence building in Spanish.

Sign language game
It's not just about the languages we speak. | Amazon

Featuring cool computer-generated illustrations and simple kid-friendly design, this reference book for the youngest readers makes learning sign language fun and easy! In addition to learning word categories such as food, colors, and animals—it comes with instructions to fingerspell letters and numbers.