Games are GREAT – The Morning Thing 7/20/16

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Today, The Morning Thing talked about the benefits of playing games.

Does your family have a game night? You might think about scheduling one, once you see the many benefits of “playing together”.

www.beingconfidentofthis.com shares 6 benefits of playing games:

  1.  Quality family time.
  2. Media-free entertainment.
  3. Frugal entertainment. (It is NOT expensive to play games).
  4. Learning new skills.
  5. Learning sportsmanship.
  6. Learning about others.

Click HERE to read the entire article about how fun and entertaining game night can be for your family.

www.scholastic.com also shares the benefits of playing games.

What your child most wants — and needs — is to be with you with no goal in mind beyond the joy of spending time together. He wants you to take pleasure in him, play with him, and listen to him. Nothing bolsters his self-esteem more! So why not pull out an old board game tonight? Playing games is an easy and excellent way to spend unhurried, enjoyable time together. As an added bonus, board games are also rich in learning opportunities. They satisfy your child’s competitive urges and the desire to master new skills and concepts, such as:

  • number and shape recognition, grouping, and counting
  • letter recognition and reading
  • visual perception and color recognition
  • eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity

Click HERE for great game ideas!

(Picture from http://www.info.thinkfun.com)

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