18 Developmental Benefits of Playing Games with Rules
READ FIRST– Read the selection below to learn about the benefits of playing games.
- Games with Rules by Play and Playground Encyclopedia (~4 minute read)
CHOOSE ONE– Select at least one of the articles below to gain another perspective of the importance of playing games for young children.
- The Surprising Benefits Your Kids Get From Playing Board Games by Megan Zander (~9 minute read)
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.
- How the Coronavirus is Influencing Children’s Play by Kate Cray (~ 6 minute read)
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.