Having a toddler at home, it is really important to pay attention to his skills and development with different age stages. At the age 2, he easily gets bored with games we introduce to him.
Playing different game will enhance skills of your toddler and most importantly he will be happy by playing them. Board games are also a great opportunity to bring the family together.
Here are some of the top benefits you can expect by introducing board games for young children and especially for toddlers at very young age of their life.
Easy to master new skills
With age appropriate board games, you can easily introduce new concepts and skills for your toddler. Below are some of the concepts that you can teach your toddler through the board games.
- Learning numbers, counting, shapes and grouping
- Recognition of letters, images and colours
- Eye-hand coordination
Taking Turns and Having Patience
It is common that toddlers are usually with less patience. They even tend to shout till they get the thing that they want. When playing board games, they have to wait for their turn. At first, toddlers will not happy with this. But a board game is an easier way to teach them about patience and taking turns. They will learn the skill with the time.
Improve Strategy Skills
Once your toddler starts enjoying board games, he will explore new ways to win the game. This will enhance his strategic thinking. When they develop their skills with time, they will be good decision makers in future.
Selecting Board Games for Toddlers
If you search, you’ll find that there are lots of board games available in the market. However finding age appropriate board games that enhance skills of a toddler is really important. Before choosing board games for your toddler, think of his interests and also the skill levels. Most online shops like Game Night Mania which sell board games offer lot of age appropriate games with description. So you can easily read and understand the concepts of the board game for toddler and choose accordingly.
Finally, with board games enjoy family time together and just have fun! That’s what your toddler wants!
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog which she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences.She is a Contracts Engineer by profession and recently launched her own Engineering consultancy service Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)