Board games have been well-known for entertainment. But do you know that these can lead to developmental-skills and educational benefits? It is not for a particular age group, but for people of ages. Find out the various benefits board games can provide to your entire family.
Have you ever Played Ludo? Or Scrabble? Or Monopoly?
Many of us have played these board games during our childhood. However, with the passage of time, video games took over the world of home entertainment. And since the progression of video games started, families have been found overlooking the benefits of board games.
The one big reason behind this misconception is that parents consider these games to be just a source of entertainment. But the truth is, board games are educational and skill-enhancing! Let’s have a closer look at how great these can be at bringing families together.
What are the benefits of playing board games with your family?
In the world of deadlines and innovations, parents hardly have time for their kids. Board games can be a good opportunity to spend some quality time and enjoy an evening together as a family. Sitting around the table, you can:
• Play in teams to bring you together.
• Increase communication
• Keep distractions such as mobile phones or the television at bay.
• Improve listening skills
• Relax and enjoy just being a family.
• Create some happy memories.
• Have a chance to laugh together.
• Involve and value everyone’s thoughts.
Isn’t that great! Now let’s explore how it will help your kids.
How board games can help younger children?
When it is about younger children, they will benefit from board games immensely. Here’s how;
• Most of the games lead to an increase in communication. Hence, their vocabulary and speech activity enhances.
• Even the simplest games such as Thomas and Friends Color Stack Game will aware them about feelings like a little tension and excitement to the table.
• With Cake Monster game or other Orchard Toys games, little ones will understand better, enhancing their level of learning.
• Sitting patiently will make them learn to focus for longer periods of time.
In short, toddlers will learn a lot with board games. Now, checkout some benefits for the older ones.
How board games will help your older children?
For older children, these board games can give their brains a good workout. Explore:
• Playing a Connect 4 tournament helps them keep a track of the results and learn to evaluate the winner.
• The classic game of Monopoly boosts your cash handling skills and strategy power. It’s a great way to make a person a good sport when the game is against you!
• What about pairing up older children with a younger sibling? While they will enjoy playing together, it also increases their bonding over the lows of losing.
So, board games offer educational benefits, meanwhile helping families to have a fun experience together. This weekend, plan to have a game night with your loved ones!
Shawn Davison is co-owner of Level One Game Shop and Level Up Events. Level One is a small game store devoted to board, tabletop, and card games located in Kansas City’s historic City Market. Level Up Events is dedicated to creating great chances for people to get together, be social, and share their passions for gaming, culture, and more.
Shawn’s background is in business analysis and operations with Kansas City start-ups. He is a graduate from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO with degrees in Entrepreneurship & Japanese, and Critical Thought & Inquiry. He and his wife Ai happily reside in the River Market area of Kansas City, Missouri.