As curious as it may seem, the good old board games are still enjoying the same success with adults and children alike, while we live in an increasingly digital world where games are networked, with participants as well as we do not know, also seduce many young people. Game makers are also competing in ingenuity to create new themes and invent games that are both educational and entertaining. Here are some great reasons to indulge in the pleasures of board games and some tips for choosing them.
The advantages of board games
If this type of game is called "social", it is because its role in particular is to socialize children. They learn to respect the rules, not to cheat, to form alliances with other players when necessary, to respect others and also to accept losing.
A child who loses a game during a game may react violently by crying, shouting, leaving the room, accusing others of cheating, etc. It will then be up to the adults to explain to the younger ones that it is not a shame to lose and that you have to know how to integrate it.
As pointed out toyprive.com, the board game develops the social adaptation of the child and teaches him to integrate into a group. He strengthens his family bonds because it is a great way for parents to spend more time with their children.
By winning, the youngest will also develop their self-esteem and discover the pleasure of being competitive and attentive. Some will discover the pleasure of winning even if there is no financial gain involved. The board game is therefore actually a real learning experience while having fun.
Choosing the right board game
The first criterion which must govern the choice of a board game is that of the age of the participants. There are indeed games suitable for very young people and others suitable for the greatest number. For a game to remain fun, you must therefore be sure that the child can fully understand the rules of the game and will not run into a problem of knowledge or dexterity.
You can also choose your board game according to the goal to be achieved. Indeed, many games have a specific mission such as improving memory (memory games), developing the sense of observation, manual skills or language.
Other games also allow direct learning such as learning to count (such as games with virtual money), to draw, to mime. For language development, there is nothing like role games, those where you have to make other players understand a concept, or make them guess a word without uttering it, etc.
Finally, there are board games that require manual agility and skill. Given the huge variety of board games available today on the market, it is almost impossible not to find one suitable for a specific learning.