Activities for At Home: Board Games

Pull Out Those Board Games

Children don’t play board games anymore, but they should be! Playing board games is fun and they help develop important social skills needed in the early years for becoming “ready for school”.

We spend a lot of time teaching our children how to share, take turns and control their emotions. Board games work on all of these skills in a natural fun way.

With many board games you will be naturally working on important skills such as number identification, counting and letters. In addition, while playing the games you can engage in meaningful conversations with your child. The important thing is to make sure you are present, connect with your child and stay engaged with your child. Playing games like CandyLand, Chute’s and Ladders, Hi- Ho Cherry O, Go Fish, Old Maid, Sorry, Uno, Yahtzee, Dominos, Trouble, etc. is a great way to have fun with your child!

Playing board games with your child allows them to practice important skills such as turn taking, sharing, counting, matching, thinking skills, decision making, handling disappointment, etc. all while allowing you to spend quality time with your child.

In today’s world of electronic everything, board games are the perfect way to unplug but still engage your child while everyone is having fun!

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