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November Family Literacy Tip

Play Board Games

As winter sets in and we get ready for school breaks coming up, this is the perfect time to play board games with your family.  Playing games is an excellent way to spend unhurried, enjoyable time together. As an added bonus, board games are rich in learning opportunities including:

  • number and shape recognition, grouping, and counting
  • letter recognition and reading
  • visual perception and color recognition 
  • hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity 
  • social skills including communicating, sharing, taking turns, and focusing

Try some classic board games for young children:  Chutes & Ladders, Candy Land, Bingo, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Trouble, and Uno. Make sure to check out our collection of board games to check out upstairs in the library, too!