Educational or didactic games are those that are designed to enhance and develop children’s skills. Considering that the game is the best learning tool for children, any material, game or activity designed for little ones to acquire any skill or skill, can be considered as an educational game.
There are many kinds of educational games, puzzles or puzzles, memory games, creation games such as plasticine or building toys, among many others. Another type of educational activity that does not require any material, is one that puts the brain into operation to find answers to certain questions, such as guessing or reading.
Benefits of educational games for children
Educational games provide a large number of benefits for children’s development, including:
- Concentration, the child is kept attentive to the activity that is being carried out, without losing interest because it is in addition to a game.
- It enhances the development of their abilities, both physical, psychic, social, emotional and cognitive.
- The child’s autonomy is worked and self-confidence is enhanced by solving activities that require a certain difficulty.
- In educational game, the child is constantly working his mind, developing skills such as creativity, fantasy or imagination.
Educational games to do with the family
Spending quality time with family playing is the best way to contribute to children’s development. There are countless games and materials that you can use for a didactic activity with your children. From a while of riddles, make a puzzle, read a story and even teach children to create their own stories. Below are some more ideas about educational games to enjoy great times with children, learning and growing up as a family.
Songs with movement
On the Internet you can find a huge variety of children’s rhymes, designed to move and recognize different parts of the body. Use songs for children to develop motor skills, as well as hand foot coordination, acquire vocabulary and become more aware of their own body. You can invent your own songs, as long as you use movements, choreography or name body parts, numbers and everything that can serve as learning for children.
Development of logical reasoning
This educational game is perfect for working with young children and those who have some learning difficulty, such as children with ASD. It is about learning how to classify, for this, you can use different containers such as baskets, cardboard boxes or plastic. Each box will serve to classify a certain material or toy, for example, in one box go fruits, in another animals and in another building blocks. With this activity the child develops understanding and acquisition of functional language.
An inflatable or velcro target
In addition to being very fun, the game of the target can become a perfect educational game. Of course, you need to get a special target for children. It won’t be complicated, they have a felt fabric base and instead of darts are used balls with velcro. With this game, the child develops coarse motor skills, in addition, he works the concentration to achieve focus on the target. In addition, you will be able to learn numbers and older children will get acquainted with the counting.
Memory cards or memory cards are perfect for very young children who are starting to develop language, but also for older children as they are perfect for working concentration and memory. In the market you can find countless memory card games, but you can also create them at home in a very simple way.
Just download from the Internet drawing templates, for example, fruit, vehicle types, numbers, letters, figures, animals, whatever you prefer. You will need two cards each, print them, trim and laminate to make them much stronger. With these cards you can create different games, depending on your child’s age and needs.