Board games have over the years been used as educational tool and a recreational pastime activity. Today, schools are adopting board games because they have proven to be an effective tool to develop a child’s health – most importantly the brain.
“Board Games play a very important role in a child's health and brain development. Board games help children develop logic and reasoning skills, improve critical thinking and boost spatial reasoning.
“Encouraging children to play different types of board games can also increase verbal and communication skills, while helping develop attention skills and the ability to concentrate and focus for longer periods of time,” a school administrator at Kampala Parents’ School said,
Adding that: “At Kampala Parents’ School we teach our pupils how to cooperate. Even the most competitive of board games requires at least some coordination amongst the players.
“There are many board games that require a higher level of cooperation in order to win. Furthermore, pupils learn how to win sportingly or lose gracefully.”
Board games teach important social skills, such as communicating verbally, sharing, and waiting, taking turns, and enjoying interaction with others. Board games can foster the ability to focus, and lengthen your child's attention span by encouraging the completion of an exciting, enjoyable game.