If you are looking for means to reduce screen timing of your children, then introduce board games into the mix. If you are worried about your toddlers, then we have a solution for that as well. The article will introduce some board games designed separately for kids belonging to different age groups. Board games are not just games, these are means to enhance mental and brain development in children like the ones available here.
Board games for 3 to 5 year old kids
It is pertinent to mention that for younger kids, i.e., 3 to 5 years of age the words and language games are good for their overall mental growth.
1. Busytown by Richard Scarry
This game has won many awards between 2001 and 2013. The basis of this game is the book series from nursery school. In the games, first kids join and then they are in a race to find different objects on the given map. This helps kids to develop working in team, focus towards details, critical thinking as well as matching skills.
The game can be played between 2 to 4 players and its total playing time is 30 minutes. The game can be played with 3 years old children.
2. Catch the match for Kids
If you intend to enhance the memory skills of your child, including colour and pattern recognition, visual perception and eye catching capability. There are in total 15 cards in the game and each contains specific thing like a ball or a pencil. Since all the objects are same in the card but they differ in locations and colours. There are always two cards having same objects in the same colour. So it is kids job to identity and find those two cards out of so many.
The game can be played with minimum 2 to maximum 8 players. And the total time of play is around 15 minutes. Children of age 4 to 5 years can easily play this game.
3. Outfoxed for Kids
This game is good for those kids who want to have some curiosity in their play. The game is about stolen and found. Since the pie is stolen, so the kid detective studies the situation and look for the probably thief who moves from one town to the other looking for the clue. The game inhibits problem solving skills, memory skills, collaboration and detail oriented skills among kids. For keeping the interest of the kids alive, the art work used for the game is bright and attractive. Kids sometimes need guidance from parents or adult for figuring out the lost pie.
The game time is around 15 minutes and total of 2 to 4 players can easily take part in the game. 5 years old kids can easily play this game.
4. Number Chase for Kids
As the name indicates, this game helps children asking questions related to numbers. Kids can also be introduced to number with the help this game when they tend to find out the hidden number. A child try to guess the number other child is having in his/her mind. This helps in deductive reasoning and identification of basic numbers.
The game can be played by 5 years children with 2 to 5 players. Also, total play time is 15 minutes.
The games discussed above are especially for children between the age of 3 to 5 years. They help kids in understanding basic skills and communication, including problem thinking, cognitive skills and recognition and motor skills. It is always better to introduce kids to such games rather wasting their time and energy on screen timing.