Children love board games because they are fun and it allows time together.  Children enjoy games because of the interaction such as taking turns and encouraging one another.  They learn to lose and win while understanding the process and rules of different games.   The games also work on their cognitive, social, and language skills.  It’s great when you can combine fun and developing important skills!

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I love this picture- it’s so me…look at the “perfection” game!  HA!

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Matthew 18:19-20 “Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”

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I don’t know about you but board games don’t always bring out the best in my family.  We have a couple of children that are really competitive and don’t like to lose.  It’s hard to parent but I love how it allows us to teach them how to rightly respond and handle things appropriately.  Words can be hurtful and our actions are important.  This Monopoly game took FOREVER and we only had one winner. 🙂

Proverbs 15:1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Peek-a-Boo is one of the simplest ways to teach your toddler the concept of taking turns and sharing.  Peek-a-Boo is a game that teaches children the importance of interaction.  You make an action, and your child responds back to your reaction.  Another great way to learn to take turns is building with blocks.  Children learn the natural reaction of cause and effect by building and knocking down.   Time spent together is important.  Games provide more interaction than technology does; playing games allows for great conversation, laughter, and quality time together.

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