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Importance Of Child
Development Games

Child development games play a vital role in the development of your child. It helps in the growth process of your child and provides a leisure activity for him.

Child development games

It enhances the emotional, physical and intellectual development of your child and also encourages him to move with confidence, imagination and in safety.

What are the Importance of Games?

Playing games is an important activity for your child’s social and mental development. Educational games are important for keeping your child interested in learning. For example some games come with educational skills and academic contests, such as spelling.

child development games

Through games your child can also learn about teamwork. Games teach him about sportsmanship. Through these games, he can create critical thinking.

Games create courage and inspire your child to prove himself as the best at what he does. It teaches him how to make quick decisions and how to work well under pressure.

Games teach your child about what is good and bad and gives him a chance to learn more about people, animals and countries.

Games have much significance in healthy child development. Games allow and encourage kids to process information and to make sense of their own world.

Some games are completely based on fitness. Through these games your child learns how to keep fit and healthy. He can also learn about skipping, walking and kicking. Some games create a sense of construction. Recreational games such as board games increase mental and physical skills.

Computer games can also help your child develop his computer skills. For example, between the ages of 3-4 years, your child can play moving square game and colour matching. Through these games, he can learn how to move the mouse in order to catch a moving square and match colours.

child development games Jumping block game is also available for a child between the ages of 4-5 years. He can learn how to change a block by clicking the mouse.

Between the ages of 5-6 years he can play Moving image game.

This teaches him how to change the direction or scene by clicking a computer mouse.

Some games also teach your child how to add, subtract, divide and multiply which is good for his mental development.

How Do I Choose Child Development Games for My Child?

Child development games are good ways of assisting your child to develop much knowledge of his body as skilfully as being experienced and enjoying activities. It is important to choose the right game for your child. Here are some tips to remember when choosing the perfect games for your child.

  • Determine the games that are suited to the age of your child. Games that involve physical activities are perfect for toddlers. Children who are at their toddler age love to do physical activities.
  • Identify the interests of your child. Make sure that your child would enjoy and have a wonderful time learning. If your child has interests in puzzles, then you may let him engage in trivia games, word puzzles and jigsaw. Identifying your child's interests will also help you choose games that will get him off on the right foot.
  • Also make sure that the games will help your child in developing his social skills. Make sure that the games are interactive. It is also better if you and other members of your family can join in. This will not only help him develop his social skills but will also serve as a family bonding activity.
  • Educational games are also perfect for your child who loves to discover things and ideas. He will surely learn many things and will develop his intellectual abilities. Educational games are also perfect for you if you like engaging in your child's activities.
  • Make sure that the games that your child engages in are safe. Safety is the most important factor to consider when choosing games. They should not cause harm to your child. Make sure that the games would not cause harm to your child even when you are not around.

Find time to join in with your child's activities to ensure his safety while playing and at the same time spending a quality time together. Choosing the perfect child development games for your child will develop him emotionally, intellectually and a physically fit individual.

What Are The Types Of Games That Will Development My Child Whilst Having Fun?

Type of Games Examples of Games Your Child's Development
Physical Games Hopscotch

Follow-my-leader

Hide and seek
Personal and social development... working with others, taking turns.

Physical development... develop strong muscles and co-ordination.

Party Games Pass the parcel

Musical statues
Personal and social development... being part of a group, turn taking.

Creative development... moving to music.

Physical development... strong muscle development, hand-eye co-ordination skills.

Table-top Games Lotto

Snap

Matching games

Counting games

Personal and social development... sharing and taking turns.

Mathematics... counting, matching and sorting.

Language and literacy... communicating with others and learning new vocabulary.

What Are The Games Likely To Be Enjoyed By My Child?

  • Football
  • Snap
  • Bingo
  • Obstacle races
  • Kim's game
  • Oranges and lemons
  • Picture lotto
  • Hunt the thimble
  • Draughts

What Can I Do To Help?

  • Good supervision is important and your child should be allowed some freedom but you should assist him to be aware of his limits and the outcomes of his actions.
  • There should clear rules and boundaries to be set in order for him to be aware from the start on how far he could climb or to take-turns in child development games for instance.
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