More than just a chance to have fun, play is serious business when it comes to a child’s development.
Card games and board games can help teach your little ones academic skills such as reading, writing, maths, and fine motor skills, as well as important social and emotional skills that they will carry with them throughout the rest of their lives.
Special Education podcaster, teacher and author, Sue Larkey says children can experience every emotion during a card/board game. Whether it is excitement and joy when they win, frustration when they lose, or boredom when they must wait for their turn; children need to be able to experience these strong emotions in a supportive environment.
Follow these tips and see what games you have got in your cupboard at home to help expand you little ones academic, social and emotional skills.