Board games or board games in general are, in the age of smartphones and computers, felt, almost wiped out. Spending time with parents and friends is particularly important for the social and cognitive development of children.
Spending time with family or friends
Everything is fast moving these days. Social life is increasingly taking place on "social" media. Conversations with other people are replaced by chats. In the case of boredom, friends are rarely visited, but films are streamed.
That is why I am convinced that we should play a lot more board games, because in a relaxed atmosphere and fun board games you can always get into conversation. You take your fellow human beings more intensely warr.
Important time for parents and child
We know all cases in which parents park their children in front of toys or in front of a screen and are happy to have five minutes of rest. However, children need a lot of attention from their parents, which they do not get with toys that they can play with on their own.
If the parents take the time to play a board game with their children, the children will notice their presence much more intensively and can build up more trust in the parents. During this time together, parents also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with their children and to monitor the level of development and thus to be able to assess deficits faster and better. If problems are already known, such as bullying or bad grades, the time can also be used to discuss solutions.
Learn skills with board games
Playing together strengthens social skills above all. This includes both eloquence and the ability to be happy for others. Children in particular tend to get angry after a lost game and to deliver sentences like "I don't want to play anymore, the game is stupid!". But with every setback you become more relaxed and a better loser. You have to learn to lose!
It doesn't matter which game you choose, you will almost always be able to strengthen at least one skill. This is reason enough to meet up with family or friends from time to time and have a fun game night. Success is practically guaranteed. And there are a number of classic games that you can play together spontaneously without much effort and with few materials.
Free templates for classic family board games
With our self-designed templates for classic family games, we would like to support the positive commitment in more time together. Clicking on a link opens the page with the selected template. Have fun playing and don't let it annoy you :-). It's just a game.
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