Scrabble Day is celebrated on April 13, the day that Alfred Mosher Butts was born in 1899. Butts, an unemployed architect, invented America’s favorite word game in 1933. He called it Lexiko, and then Criss-Cross Words. It wasn’t until 1948 that his invention was renamed Scrabble and became a commercial success. Read more about the history of Scrabble here.
Scrabble is an educational game that improves language skills, but it’s so much fun to play that kids won’t even notice they’re learning spelling and vocabulary. While playing with letters and words, they get to practice their math skills as they calculate scores. The game also helps develop concentration and problem solving skills.
Visit the official Scrabble website, brought to you by Hasbro. Find all there is to know about Scrabble board games along with tips, tools, and training activities!
Play Scrabble online for free at Pogo.com, a site run by popular gaming company Electronic Arts.
Is HOMESCHOOL a Scrabble word? Find out at Anagrammer.com.
See the latest selection of Scrabble games at Amazon.com. They have the Scrabble Classic Board Game, Tile Lock Scrabble, Scrabble Deluxe Edition, Vintage Wooden Box Scrabble, Deluxe Wooden Edition with Rotating Game Board, Electronic Scoring Edition, Scrabble Junior, and even just plain wooden Scrabble Letter Tiles.
As a word lover myself, I think every homeschool family needs a Scrabble game! It’s great fun for all ages!