Having a toddler at home, it is really important to pay attention to his skills and development with different age stages. At the age of 2, he easily gets bored with the games we introduce to him. This is where I want to explore the benefits of board games for toddlers as board games are an interesting way to spend time together.
Playing different games will enhance the 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 a very young age of their life.
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Easy to master new skills
With age-appropriate board games, you can easily introduce new concepts and skills to your toddler. Below are some of the concepts that you can teach your toddler through 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 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 the future.
Selecting Board Games for Toddlers
If you search, you’ll find that there are lots of board games available on the market. However, finding age-appropriate board games that enhance the skills of a toddler is really important. Before choosing board games for your toddler, think of his interests and also skill levels. Most online shops sell board games and offer a lot of age-appropriate games with descriptions. So you can easily read and understand the concepts of the board game for toddlers and choose accordingly.
Finally, with board games enjoy family time together and just have fun! That’s what your toddler wants!
Do you know any other benefits of board games for toddlers? Please share as a comment.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)