Fun and Educational Board Games for Kids
Posted: Oct 04, 2018
Body: Although it is only normal for your young one to be physically active, it is also very important for her to become mentally active and sharp. Apart from reading books and solving kiddie puzzles, why not try to get her into playing a couple of board games? Another advantage of having board games in the house is that this type of games help your child learn the values of sportsmanship and good competition, and hone analytic thinking and problem-solving skills.
Below are a few examples of popular children’s board games.
1.Scrabble. This game helps widen and strengthen your child’s vocabulary. It also fosters critical thinking when it comes to spelling and forming new words using the existing letters which are already on the board.
2.Candyland. This colorful game helps your child identify different types of hues and how to move through the board whilst following the rules of the game.
3.Bingo. Who says only adults can join in the fun? Your child can play this traditional game too.
4.Monopoly. This is another traditional game that is popular among adults and kids alike. This game basically focuses on honing decision-making and mathematical skills. Also, a good way to prepare your child for the big world of the commercial industry should she be interested in it in the future.
5.Cranium Cariboo. Perfect for toddlers, especially those who have short attention spans. Every round lasts for about ten to fifteen minutes. Children will definitely learn patience when it comes to taking turns with playing the game while learning about shapes, colors, numbers, and letters. With each turn, your child will definitely enjoy unlocking secret doors and discovering hidden treasures.
6.Qwirkle. Recommended for children aged 6 years and above, this game fosters a hands-on approach when it comes to critical thinking and analysis. Each player is given wooden blocks with inscribed shapes that come in different colors. The main objective of the game is to place a tile next to a few more tiles that match the color and design of the one you have. game is to place a tile next to a few more tiles that match the color and design of the one you have.
7.Sorry. A completely fun board game that the whole family shall enjoy. Race towards the finish line that’s marked as ‘home’ and send the other players back to the starting point to win the game.
8.Clue. Solve exciting mysteries by knowing the who’s, how’s, and what’s of the game. Perfect for children aged 6 years and above.
Which board game are you planning to play this weekend? Share your pick, let us know in the comments section below!
Katya Bowd is a digital marketing enthusiast and a mother of 2. Currently a working mom and working to develop her online businessmumsy and bub.