There are many benefits of board games, from keeping the kids busy on a rainy day to spending good family quality time together. Many offer various opportunities to learn about letters, shapes or numbers, improve concentration or hand-eye coordination. And a fantastic opportunity how to teach them some important social and communication skills. From taking turns, being patient and empathy for the losers. Especially for the little ones, it can sometimes be very challenging when the competitive urges kick in.
However not all board games have to be competitive and focus on winning and losing. There are many co-operative board games which embrace team work and the important point can be made that more can be achieved if we all working together as one team.
Big Board Game Day
The event takes place on 31st March, in aid of the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.
Also, it would be fair to mention our Bright Horizons Foundation for Children
which focuses on creating safe environments for vulnerable children and families. Bright Spaces are play environments in women's refuges, homeless shelters, child protection interview suites and prisons. They provide children in crisis with an opportunity to play, learn, and heal from trauma in a place of safety.