18 Developmental Benefits of Playing Games with Rules

Children playing chess

READ FIRST– Read the selection below to learn about the benefits of playing games.

CHOOSE ONE– Select at least one of the articles below to gain another perspective of the importance of playing games for young children.

In this article from Scholastic, Zander shares skills that children develop as they play games as well as suggestions of games to play during family game night.

In this piece from The Atlantic, Cray shares how children incorporate real world events in their game creation and what this looked like during the recent coronavirus pandemic.


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