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Just because students are on break, doesn't mean they have to stop learning. Children can learn a lot around the holidays, no matter the Christmas gift.

Educators agree games played with family increases the chances of a student learning something. Board games like Candyland or Shoots and Ladders teach math skills and color recognition. While Legos teach logic and math.

"You can sit down and play a game of Monopoly with your kids. You can teach them. This is how you can count back money. This is how you can count back change. And you're hitting those money skills and those conversion skills in a very very fun way," says director of Sylvan Learning Center Maren Gerhardt.

"The thing you really have to do is take in mind what you child; main learning style is. Some kids are a lot more active, there's others that are really thinkers. So there's all kinds of games, like Scrabble," says Ellen Jacobson, Sylvan Learning Center.

Students can also be taught outside of toys. For example, a new apron for the child that loves to bake or cook, will learn about fractions, measurements, as well as art when decorating the food.

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