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Developmental and Informative Kid’s Games for your Children

March 20, 2007 by  
Filed under Activities and Games

Kid’s games are not solely for the entertainment of children. They should also contribute to the development of a child’s motor skills, analytical faculties, and responsive social behavior aside from being informative and educational, all at the same time.

Tough tasks for simple kid’s games you might say. In reality, it is not. All these personality developing and enhancing kid’s games are already available in various toy and learning stores worldwide and as parlor games that both parents and teachers have jointly developed.

How to Choose the Appropriate Kid’s Games

In choosing the kid’s games you are considering for your children, make sure they satisfy the following criteria:

Is the game educational? A kid’s game should enhance your child’s thinking and analytical capabilities. It should motivate them to think and use reason to arrive at the answer or to win.

Does the game encourage group play? Playing with others enhances a child’s interpersonal relationship with children of the same age group thereby teaching the child how to relate and interact with others in a positive and constructive manner.

Is the kid’s game you are considering engrossing? If it is not, you are defeating the purpose of keeping your child occupied with a worthwhile activity so that he will enjoy and learn while you are able to do other chores that need to be done.

The kid’s game you choose must be educational and informative. It should teach and encourage children to read, learn about geography, basic mathematics, various animals and the universe as well. These types of games are highly recommended for young children since it can motivate them to get a head start and may even serve as an inspiration for future studies.

The game should not be repetitive but should evolve into higher and more complex levels. This would ensure that your child is always challenged and motivated to do better the next round or the next play date.

If the kid’s games you are considering satisfy most, not all, of the above criteria then go ahead and introduce them to the game you plan to buy or have in mind. Keep note however that it is not necessary for the appropriate kid’s games to be bought from the store or high tech, it could be a simple game between you and your child as well, especially on weekends and holidays or when taking those long cross country trips to visit friends and relatives.

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