In the last two articles I’ve written, I already discussed the advantages of using games as a tool for learning. As we continue with the discussion, I would like to share with you the top six games teachers and parents can use to develop ultimately their child socially, mentally, physically and even emotionally.
- Snake and Ladders- Let your kids play snake and ladders not only as a leisure activity but also as a learning activity. The said board game has its origin in Ancient India and is very popular in children today. It is a useful tool for learning observation and counting for children ages 3 and up.
- Don’t Spill the Beans- This is a game suitable for the young ones that help in developing both analytical and motor skills. Don’t Spill Milton Bradley Company introduced the Beans in 1986.
- Zingo- It is a game released in the year 2002 by ThinkFun and is a very useful tool to develop memory and teach reading to the kids. It already earned several awards throughout the years as a game and a tool for learning.
- Trouble- Launched in the United States in the year 1965, Trouble is a board game that can be played by a family as a whole and can teach little kids how to count arithmetically and at the same time help develop the virtue of patience in children as they need to wait for their respective turns.
- Connect Four- Created in 1974 by Milton Bradley, Connect Four is a game suitable for people ages six and up. Two players can only play this game at the same time. It builds an individual’s ability to solve problems and the technical know-how to create abstract strategies. It also teaches reasoning and logic to the players.
- Don’t Break the Ice- This particular game designed for two to four players allow individuals to develop their set of motor skills as well as manual dexterity. Don’t Break the Ice was marketed by the Schaper Toys in 1968 but is now being manufactured by Milton Bradley.