After your child’s sixth birthday, he will be showing more interest in playing in groups, and games are a great way to encourage following directions and social interaction. Children can play together in addition to family members joining in. This is a great time to start a ritual of family game night. If you can fit it in once a month or at least during the holidays, everyone will enjoy each other’s company. Here are a few games that are age appropriate.
Repello ($20) for pattern building and recognition
Backgammon ($14) helps problem solving and counting
Monopoly ($16) is good for strategy building and counting
Chess ($10) requires patience and intensive teaching of moves of board pieces
LIFE ($20) will teach your child basic life experiences
SORRY! ($15) will teach your child strategy skills and problem solving
Mancala ($15) is a board game using rocks and counting
Make the holidays a wonderful memory by having a family fun game night. For more information about learning styles, communication and appropriate activities for this age gourp. Refer to My Baby Compass, Four to Seven.