Bring Back the Board Games!

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Jessica

When talking about critical thinking and problem solving it is important to stop and consider the types of indoor recess or “choice” activities you have in your classroom. Are you well stocked with Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, etc.? Children who play lots of board games tend to do better academically.  While these may seem like tired games to you – remember your children have not had the years of looking at them like you. They only get one chance to play them as young learners. Make it now! This suggestion is also a good one to include in a parent newsletter, as board games like this are often available at garage sales, etc. It’s an inexpensive way to encourage thinking and family time!