Playing educational games can be a great way to spend a family game night. It can help you and your family enjoy your time together and also make sure everyone's minds are engaged.
Educators have known for many years that getting a child engaged with something fun actually aids the learning process. That's one of the reasons that I like these types of games so much. It gets the child excited about playing something that is actually teaching them at the same time!
Games like the Amazing Labyrinth and Sudoku help a child to develop their mind. These kinds of games force them to develop strategy and think creatively in order to win, just like they would have to in real life. What's also fascinating is that many children excel at thinking "outside the box" in order to win. I think that's something that most adults lose, so by playing these types of games with our children, we actually help ourselves as well!
I'll continue my educational musings below the list of games, but for now, here are some educational games that you may want to consider for your next family game night!
Another benefit to educational games is that many of them can teach your children things they'll need later on in their life. Money management games are one of the best ways to do this and is something seriously lacking in many children's educations. Just think about it, most adults have no idea how to manage their finances or invest. Why? Because they were never taught these important skills as children!
By playing games like Monopoly and Cash Flow for kids; you can help your children develop money management skills early on in the form of a game. These games are also likely to teach you something as well. Many adults learn a great deal about how to manage their money every time they play the adult version of Cash Flow.
Playing a learning game every now and then can be a great way to change up family game night. Not only that, but you're also teaching them valuable skills that will help them far down the road. What's not to like about that?
Remember to have fun!