Board games cannot only give enjoyment to the children but it also advances their cognitive skills. There are some board games that can be used as material in developing cognitive abilities of the children. Playing board games is somehow an effective way of teaching children. For children to learn fast they will be given actual situation so the children can think intellectually without noticing—this is just the exact scenario in playing board games.It doesn’t matter where the child practice board games, may it be in school or home, as long as he or she is having fun she will surely learn from it.
Board games can enhance children’s skill mostly in the field of mathematics. With this game they will be able to use mathematical equation unconsciously. For children, it seems like playing and nothing more, but they are actually learning. Good thing is it is learning without pressure. Payment Date is simple board game which deals with planning the monthly finances. The players’ goal is to manage well their monthly pay, considering all the expenses in a daily basis– pretty much applying the reality. The player who saved the biggest amount won the game. Monopoly on the other hand, involves calculating and adding. This game can speed up your skills in computation.
There are board games which can also test the children’s analytical skills. In this kind of game the child learns through interpreting and understanding a given code. This code may come in a form of colours just like the game Mastermind wherein four sticks in different colours are used. The four sticks will be arranged in a particular pattern, a hint will be given to the other player. Whoever guesses the pattern first will win the game. Another analytic game is called Batteship, the child will be able to apply good reasoning through misleading the opponents’ battleship into the wrong arena and keeping safe the players battleship.
Spelling and language skills of children will be developed through these two sample board games. Scrabble—almost everyone knows how to play this game. It has variety of versions to accommodate players in all age range. Players take turns in presenting a word in the board, the word they can form will depend on the letters they picked which is limited to 7 letters. A number is assigned for each letter—this number serves as the score. The player who earns the highest score will win. Boggle is one informative game wherein players will look for words concealed in a letter blocks settled in its container.