5 Things Kids Learn from Playing Board Games
1. Taking Turns
This is one of the first things you learn about playing board games, that there are times when you get to act, and times when you wait. This has always been a tough one for the little ones. In board games, you get to practice and learn that good things comes to those who wait.
2. Math Skills
Board Games enourages basic skills (adding pips on dice, tallying up scores) and more complex ideas (evaluating probabilities). While not every board game requires math, but a vast number of them do rely on at least some basic arithmetic. Playing games will give your kids practice, improving confidence in their math skills!
3. Mental Agility
There are all sorts of benefits to exercising your brain when you’re older, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start young. Adults are always welcomed to join the fun! Playing board games is a great way to keep your mind flexible and active.
4. Actions and Consequences
Games give you a closed environment in which the cause-and-effect can be more easily tracked, and they help develop a mindset that will help you think about the consequences of your actions in the real world.
5. Being Live and In-Person
Video games are great, and a lot more research is showing many benefits of video games. But board games encourage being with other people. Playing live board games sharpens your child’s concentration, awareness and social skills!