Every Friday night is games night for us. It’s the end of the week for my husband and he likes to switch off and play a board game with the children. After tea we wipe the dinner table clear and let the children choose some games to play, sometimes we have too many to do, so we let them choose a favourite.
Engaging with children builds their self esteem that you want to play with them and take time out to listen to them. Playing board games encourages learning skills, such as counting, reading, eye hand co-ordinations and focus.
Also social skills are brought into the process of the game such as competition, winning and loosing , sharing, patience and comprehending others. Life skills such as money management, general knowledge, and boundaries which can’t be crossed are involved.
When was the last time you had chance to play a game with your children? How about bringing one out this week?