Needless to say, playing board games provide a brilliant opportunity for the whole family to bond. Besides being entertaining, board games also have high educational value. Board games help to develop soft skills like social interaction, decision making and goal setting skills. How so? Find out more below!
It is not possible to play board games with no sound made at all. Board game playing provides an environment for verbal expression while developing qualities like patience and determination. Coming in second in any board game is likely to discourage any kid, but this builds resilience! Soon enough, some form of strategy will be devised to win (see below - Decision making).
Children develop decision making skills when the rules of the board game requires strategic playing. Which move presents the best chance of moving towards the final goal quicker than the rest? Slowly but surely, the kiddos will develop some form of strategy with their competitive knob turned high.
Board games encourage children to analyse a problem, figure out the rules and elements, and find a workable solution. These are problem solving skills, essential to all areas of life. By focusing on the game, children also improve their focus and memory as they have to remember the rules and when it's their turn to move.
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