Playing games is fun and it is also a learning activity that allows your child to count, organize, understand consequences and socialize. When children are first beginning to understand playing a game, it is best if they can be paired with an adult or older sibling. Losing will always be difficult and so it is okay to stretch the rules until your little one becomes more tolerant. Going around the board for a second or third time isn’t going to hurt anyone. This is a great time to learn the concept of numbers and counting. Matching pictures, recognizing numbers and moving board pieces is a great way to challenge your child’s development at this age. The following games are age appropriate.