Like most families, we love a good game night!
We have several board games at our house and lately, we’ve been playing them almost daily.
It’s such an easy and fun way to spend some quality time with your kids without having to do any prep work or planning. Plus, it teaches children so many important skills.
Below we’ve included some of the best board games for kids. Don’t forget to check back often as we’ll be adding more specific collections of games for kids (like reading games, coding games etc.).
The Top Board Games For Kids
Why Are Board Games Important For Kids?
Playing board games as a family provides a ton of social and educational benefits to children. According to K-State Research and Extension family life agent Elizabeth Brunscheen-Cartagena:
Besides promoting face-to-face interaction, a vital component in human relationships that is fading away, games are an entertaining and painless way to help kids build essential learning skills on the sly or by accidental learning, which means there’s no anxiety or resistance.
What Are The Benefits Board Games?
As already discussed, board games can help teach necessary skills in a variety of areas. These include:
- Foster critical thinking
- Increase social skills such as sharing, taking turns, etc.
- Reinforce educational teachings (ABC’s, math, logic, etc.)
- Increase self-confidence
- Enhance creativity
- Increase memory
Read about the 7 priceless board game benefits kids gain while playing together here.
Our Favorite Board Games For Kids!