Board games like chess and ludo not only ensure that your pre-schooler has fun but also boost his brain capacity. Let us look at six such games.
By Ashwin Dewan
Games are great for kids for different reasons at different ages. Certain factors like novelty, variety and challenge make for good brain exercise. One should keep these factors in mind while selecting games for pre-schoolers. Board games, for instance, can teach your pre-schooler about teamwork, rules and the ability to plan.
Games that pre-schoolers can play include:
2) Dominoes: Dominoes is a wonderful game to boost the brain of a pre-schooler. Using dominoes is a great way to teach and practise addition and subtraction. Unlike other games such as checkers or chess, there is no need to knock out pieces from the game to win. Dominoes can be played by two people or more. Other benefits include:
3) Bingo: A fun game that is a proven brain-booster, Bingo is suitable for group play although certain versions can be played by three people or less. The mix of challenges in Bingo – problem-solving, memorising numbers and time pressure makes it an effective game to improve a pre-schooler’s brain.
Other benefits of this brain game on the child include:
4) Maze: Whichever activity the maze provides, parents can be sure of one thing—this brain testing game can make their kids sharp. Pre-schoolers who play maze regularly give their brains a boost. Maze is a lot of fun and provides sufficient challenge to children.
Other benefits of playing this mind game include:
5) Uno: Not all card games are bad for children. Uno, for instance, is one card game that can help pre-schoolers. Parents can age up this game according to the age of a pre-schooler. Apart from being a fun game, Uno is an educational game with many benefits:
6) Blocks: Which pre-schooler does not love Lego or any other playing block? Playing with blocks is not only fun but has many benefits.
Parents can increase the challenge quotient for pre-schoolers by making them play with blocks in a variety of shapes, weights and colours.
These games not only let pre-schoolers have fun but also allow them to learn at the same time. So, let your pre-schooler go ahead and play!
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