Boggling Games For Children Creative Play Sessions

Why Children Need Mind Boggling Games

Done with house chore and sipping your morning coffee you can enjoy your children playing with each other.

  • Improve Social Skills

Important social skills such as oral communication, confidence, sharing, waiting for your turn and face to face interaction with others can be taught through Board games.

  • Sharpens Child’s Focus and Alertness

Your child’s attention, ability to focus, and alertness period will be sharpened by Board games which can be conducted either at the home, family gathering or school premises.

  • Best Indoor Games

When the weather is cold and chilly letting them out sometime can be tricky as you do not want them to get sick or catch a cold. the board games and puzzle games can keep them entertained and develop them mentally.

  • An alternative to Online Addictive Games

The games are entertaining and as a result, provide an alternative to online games which can be addictive if not controlled. As a parent, the games can be a breath of fresh air, and apart from this, a change is good as a rest as you will be able to do your house chores and still get entertained too.

  • Mentally Stimulate Childs’ Cognitive Skills

The different board games require several players moreover they activate your child thinking capabilities as there is a thrill of solving problems together and gain confidence.

These interactive sessions help your child develop cognitive skills, not only does your child become a strategic thinker but also a creative thinker. Your child is able to reason fast, process what they can see and act on it accurately as they are able to find a solution to difficult board games.

You can come up with more puzzle games during their long holidays or when schools closed for a long period as you have to keep them occupied and not on the television for many hours. these games help accelerate their mental and motor skills.

5 Types of Board Games

1. Scrabble

This is a game that a group of friends can play or children to connect words, unlike cards where you try to match cards to win. This board game is targeted towards increasing the attention span and thinking capacity of a child in creating words as well as sharpen your child’s’ vocabulary and memory skills.

 

 

2. Monopoly

Monopoly board game is a popular game passed down from generations to generations and was launched in 1904. Even though it has changed in different versions over the years, the concept is still the same, you can buy, rent properties around the world on the board game.

This is one of the most basic games that has evolved over the years but has never faded out.

The monopoly game is based on mathematics and everyday life concepts and your child playing it without a doubt will lead to sharper practical understanding of uses of money and acquisition of property from an early age.

 

 

3. Chess

This is a strategy board game of 64 squares for two players differing with draught as it involves more cognitive thinking with an objective to checkmate each other.

It is a game thought to have originated in Southern Europe in the 15th Century, on the other hand, India. The pieces include a king, a queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns which move differently. Although this chess game comes with 2 Extra Queens.

Players take turns moving one of their pieces in an attempt to capture, attack, defend, or develop their positions in addition to this, it is a game played by many people all over the world for fun even in homes.

 

 

4. Ludo

A board game full of fun and wonderful time with your loved ones. A group of two to four children can play this game which involves rolling dice, great for both indoor and outdoor as it can be played anywhere, anytime.

Each player has four tokens in their yard at the start of the game. The objective of the game is to get all four tokens from the yard to the center of the board. Ludo players race to see who will start and finish fast. This game was first discovered in India in the 6th century.

The playing of Ludo board game ensures your child interact with four colours, in addition, help her/him recognize different colours confidently and improve eye and hand coordination as they play.

 

 

5. Checkers

Checkers is a board game for two players that is fun, challenging and easy for children to learn. Each player has 12 pieces that are like flat round disks that fit inside each of the boxes on the board in two different colours.

 

Additionally, as a family, we have learned to improvise games from Scrabble, Monopoly, Ludo, Chess, Snake and ladder and Draught to keep them busy. These old games are very entertaining as no electronics are involved and having being taught by my parents, it is now time to pass them on to my children too.

Families with small children have a lot in their plate from doctors’ visits, regular wardrobe change as the children grow, and more food budgets to cater for their growing appetite and taking them to fun parks to play, all these needs money.

These board games save you a lot of money and time as you can hand make them together at home which is a fun experience and also a great bonding time. If you do not have a lot of toys engage in these games.

The board games can last for many hours with different players killing boredom, monotony and help in the brain development. 

You can also have a story time session where you come up with interesting games such as lighting up coloured bulbs to make a rainbow. Good thing they are various children storybooks that can keep your child entertained like Ten Little Night Stars and God Bless You & Good Night (A God Bless Book), which will help develop their imaginative play.

Final Thoughts

Board games have been known to help instill many skills for children to develop, regardless of age. They help teach our children basic counting skills, cultivate patience and wait for their turn and improve communication.

For instance, Scrabble can boost alphabet recognition, memory, as well as, word formation for your child who is able to learn correct grammar and vocabulary as she plays.

Some play sessions and outings I did with my parents when I was a small child some years back are fresh in my mind.

 

Post Author: carolkay

Caroline is a Stay At Home Mum with young children. My writing centers more on Parenting, Health, Fashion, and Personal Finances. My goal is to inspire Stay at home Mum's just like me.