There are many families who find board games as joint fun, but there are also many others who do not give it importance and even do not take the time to enjoy board games as a family. It is as if they are not important, but the reality is that they are. And a lot. Board games to play as a family in addition to enhancing family bond and improving positive communication, is also very beneficial for children.
The games are not only created for children or to play among them, are created to enhance children ‘s skills while having fun in the company, what better company than with family? When young children play board games with their parents and siblings, they create wonderful memories that will make them grow as a person and also become emotionally stronger. For this reason, it is very important that parents from all over the world take a little time a week to create ‘board game afternoon’ and have fun as a family.
All children naturally love to win and through family board games they learn to tolerate frustration in the face of loss, they learn that the important thing is not to win, but to participate, and above all … They learn to play as a team It can also be the most fun. But in addition to all this, board games bring great benefits to children, discover what they are and start organizing your afternoon of games.
Benefits of board games for children
Losing is not bad
Learning to lose is a great sport. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose in the games, what really matters is participating and having fun. Cheating is not fun, being honest and playing by the rules so everyone has an equal chance of winning, it is.
Play in turns
Learning to play in turns is a valuable skill for children to learn. It is not correct to sneak in line at the supermarket or not wait for turns in games. This can make another feel bad or offended.
For example language or mathematics or other subjects depending on the game. Boys and girls learn to add, subtract, manipulate the pieces of a game … Board games that are educational teach children basic counting, logic or mental acuity skills.
You learn to follow the rules
Children learn that game instructions are important in order to play correctly, fairly and understand exactly what the nature of the game is.
Gramatic and vocabulary
Children have the opportunity to learn grammar, vocabulary, sentence building and increase their knowledge to create longer word sentences. In addition to that, they also learn new verbs, spell, and improve memory, which will help them to have better results in the following rounds of the game (for example, in Scrabble).
Improve critical thinking
When playing board games, children gradually develop critical thinking that helps them to carefully decide what their actions should be, the consequences that will occur, the methods to win against the opponent, the resolution skills, the use of strategies to overcome the opponent’s weakness, how to respond appropriately and improve memory skills. Games like checkers, chess, monopoly … They are examples of board games that will make them think and promote critical thinking.
Improvement in social skills
Board games encourage children to be more sociable, allow them to use their own language to interact and communicate with total freedom of expression. Children learn to make friends easily, to play comfortably with anyone, regardless of race, religion or skin color. Children with good social skills are very popular with others.