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The Benefits of Board Games
Playing games with your kids is a  perfect way to spend time together  while building learning skills at the same time. What your child most wants and  needs is to be with you with no  goal in mind beyond the joy of  spending time together. He wants  you to take pleasure in him, play with him, and listen to  him. Nothing bolsters his self-esteem more! So why not pull  out an old board game tonight? Playing games is an easy  and excellent way to spend unhurried, enjoyable time  together. As an added bonus, board games are also rich in  learning opportunities. They satisfy your child’s competitive  urges and the desire to master new skills and concepts,  such as: number and shape recognition, grouping, and  counting; letter recognition and reading; visual perception  and color recognition; eye-hand coordination and manual  dexterity. Games don’t need to be overtly academic to be  educational, however. Just by virtue of playing them, board  games can teach important, social...               Click For More
Board games are life, learning,  and laughter packaged in a little box. Whether the game is one of  chance or strategy, life lessons  and social skills come into play  with a mere throw of the dice.  Young children can learn and  enhance basic skills in the  casual and friendly atmosphere  of a game.   History of Board Games... Board games can be traced back  to as early as 2500 B.C. Despite the fact that games were  played throughout the centuries, it wasn’t until the 20th  century that board games gained popularity. This interest is  most likely linked to the development of the middle class who enjoyed spending their leisure time playing board games. Types of Board Games... Most board games are based on  either luck, strategy, knowledge, or a combination of all  three. For instance, Chess relies on strategic moves, whereas Monopoly has an element of both luck and strategy. Candy  Land relies on drawing the right...                   Click For More
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...Do they make kids smarter?  The benefits of board games for kids?  Some are obvious. Kids enjoy playing  them, and board games are  opportunities for families to play  together. In addition, social scientists  have argued that games teach lessons  about getting along with others (Kamii  and Devries 1980; Zan and Hildebrandt  2005). For example,...     Click For More
...The Smart Preschool Board Game:  What studies reveal about the link  between games and math skills. Call it  preschool board game syndrome.  These are the games that are  determined entirely by chance. Kids  roll dice, or spin a spinner and move  their game tokens around a board. There are no decisions to  make, no strategies to discover, and parents find them  horribly, terribly, mond-bogglingly tedious...   Click For More
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