Board Games for Kids: Fun and Beneficial!
Updated: Mar 30, 2021
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Our family loves board games! We started having game nights with my sister and her husband years ago. Now that Nolan is a little older we get to enjoy game nights as a family, playing games we all love! Nolan has played board games since he was about 3. Beginning board games aren’t always the most exciting board game for parents play. Monopoly Jr., Candy Land, Memory… games based solely on luck. These games however, captured Nolan’s interest and gave him the problem solving skills to help him play more advanced games as a 5 year old.
Did you know that board games don’t have to be designed specifically for learning to benefit your child academically? On their own, board games help develop problem solving skills, decision making skills, number sense, social skills, and make for lots of family fun. Our family has truly bonded over playing games. We try to play board games nightly around dinner time.
Recently, Kenzie has even begun to show interest. She is currently obsessed with rolling the dice. It’s also been a great way to teach her patience, and waiting for her turn.
One of Nolan’s favorite game is "Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters". The recommended
manufacturer age is 8-12, but he’s been playing it since he was 4. He needed a little help in the beginning, but since it's a cooperative game, and communication is allowed, we can assist him if needed. The goal of the game is to work together fighting ghosts, before they take over the rooms. Nolan loves games with fun themes like this. Cooperative games are also great for helping kids improve their communication skills. Nolan loved this game so much, that we also got the expansion pack, "Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters Creepy Cellar Expansion".
I can't wait to share all our favorite games with you! What are some of your families favorite board games?