Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Top 10 Board Games for Children




Top 10 games for children

There are many new games on store shelves along with the favorites you played with your family and friends. Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders and Chinese Checkers were the favorites in my home. Being the youngest in a family of five often meant I was often the first person to lose!
Competitive and cooperative games have many benefits for children, see below:

Basic language, math and memory skills improve.
They help a child’s ability to concentrate, reason, think critically or creatively.
Social interaction with family and friends helps with bonding.
Helps children to improve communication skills.
Children learn to use words of encouragement from parents modeling.


I hope that the list below is helpful for future picks.
Here are the top 10 games as researched by Cozi.com


10.  Chutes and Ladders- Perfect for younger children who may not be able to grasp more complicated games. 





9.      Life- teaches many life lessons including the importance of going to college and saving money.
 
8.      Apples to Apples – Game of hilarious comparisons

 


7.  Clue- encourages skills like critical thinking and logic.  Figuring out the mystery is only half the fun.

 


6. Risk- The board game equivalent of playing catch.
5. Cranium- like Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit ,Charades and a spelling bee all rolled into one.


 Cranium


4. Scattergories – great for developing a strong vocabulary, encourages quick thinking.

 

3. Yahtzee- Basic math is great for kids and they have a chance at winning which is great!

 

2. Sorry – Classic game of luck and strategy. Comes in Disney and Sponge Bob editions. Ages 6 up 
Sorry
1.      Monopoly- The best selling board game anywhere and the favorite of families all over the world. It brings out the competitive spirit in every member of the family and boy what a ride!

 
Enjoy!






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