Are There Any Benefits Of Playing Board Games For Children

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As simple as these games look the developmental, social and educational benefits board games can provide to young preschool aged children are huge.
Here is a list of few benefits these educational board games can provide preschool kids.

1. Sharing and taking turns
Learning to share is one of the best benefit of playing board games. Kids learn taking turns, sharing, waiting for their turns and other such
character building qualities.

2. Learning social skills
Another benefit of playing board games with your children is that they learn social skills that are very important as they begin interacting with other children as well as adults. Many times, the parents of the young child are very busy; everything is go here; do this; stop that; no, not that way. Children need to learn to have fun times with parents and with other children and a board game can provide the time to chill out and enjoy one another.

3. Winning And Losing battles
Of course, there are rules to board games, as well. This helps the child learn to set appropriate boundaries as they take turns, share, and interact with others. Usually there is a winner and there are losers. Learning that he or she doesn’t always get to win is as important as building self esteem by making sure that your child is a winner sometimes. Simple board games begin to teach this balance to even the youngest child.

4. Learning their shapes and colors
Other benefits include learning to recognize shapes and colors. Children can begin to recognize letters of the alphabet. They even begin to understand some basic words because they have seen them on their favorite game board.

5. Making their decisions
While not pronounced, children learn at a very early age how to begin to strategize. They learn to make decisions which affect the outcome of the game. Since we all want to be winners, learning these strategies enhances the
ability to win, providing a very easy goal for each child.

These simple educational board games to play are the best starting point even for the very young child. Relax, enjoy your child
as you play together, both of you learning along the way.