Have you tried board games to reinforce the valuable life skills that children sometimes struggle with in school? Board games can be a great way of enhancing children’s learning ability.
Children can sit in the classroom for hours and just not get it. If they’re not provided with examples and demonstrations promoting clear understanding, they can struggle with initiating an assignment much less completing one.
Why not give your children an early educational start by having family game night. It can be a great means of having fun and promoting intellectual stimulation.
Skills that board games teach
- · Important social skills
- · Logic and Reasoning
- · Spatial Reasoning
- · Spelling
- · Critical Thinking
Children learn and implement the above skills while participating in school. However, parents can reinforce those skills at home using board games to instill a practical means of putting the skills into practice. Playing board games can promote bringing an abstract idea to life.
Other skills that board games teach
- · Increased vocabulary
- · Making predictions
- · Analyzing
- · Using Imagination
- · Good sportsmanship
- · Learning Patience
The above are just a few skills that children can learn to master playing board games at an early age, and become adept at utilizing them in life as they graduate to higher grade levels.
Below are several board games for younger and older children. I’ve provided a link for your viewing that explains the game and its skills in more detail.
Board games for children ages 5-6
Scrabble Junior, Boggle Junior, Zingo, Junior Monopoly, Junior Labyrinth
Board games for the ages 8-11
Twister, Monopoly, Trouble, Operation, Chess, Checkers …
Links on board games