Board games are a favorite pastime and the obsession often starts at an early age.
Preemie Twins featured a great round-up of kid-friendly, educational games that will keep your twins occupied and learning at the same time. Perfect for a family night in, or to just entertain the twins mid-afternoon.
Game highlights, provided by Preemie Twins:
This old school classic of literacy games is a great one for any age, especially those youngsters still developing a grasp on their words. Your kids will love getting to play an adult game with you (and are sure to be learning lots each time) as they discover new words as well as work on their basic counting and number skills. Games like Scrabble do wonders for a person’s vocabulary, as well as their confidence, so make sure you are busting it out once in a while with your child.
This is still one of the best learning games for children, where they can develop and utilize a whole range of faculties. From using basic motor skills to developing their imagination, Legos are one of those games every family home should have.
Arguably the world’s best game, you are never too young to learn how to play Chess, and this great game will do wonders for your child’s ability to think ahead and learn how to strategize. Once they get the hang of the rules, Chess is the perfect game for trying to work on more than one plan at a time, as well as try and determine what it is that your opponent is doing. The different movements of each piece will also be helping your child keep the creative part of their brain exercised and healthy.
This classic game is a challenge for most adults, so maybe if you can get your child to work out how to solve it, they can then show you how. Only a game for kids who are looking for a challenge, working on a rubik’s cube involves thinking about placement and positioning, and is great for teaching about change, patterns and consequences. They are relatively cheap to buy, so there is no harm having one around in case your child decides they want to have a go at it.
This great game teaches creative thinking, as you essentially have to make educated guesses as to where your opponent is and what they are doing. While developing skills such as using a process of elimination, as well as using partial information to deduce the greater picture, this simple game will be doing wonders for your child’s overall learning and development.
Do you have any of these classics laying around your home? Any other recommendations for educational and engaging games for the kids?