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You would be surprised to find out how board games affected your childhood development. So many academic functions are put to use when kids sit down and play board games.

 

Whether it’s reading the cards for the next clue, or drawing crazy pictures to describe a word or sentence, the best board games for speech therapy all have a little bit of educational value tucked inside the good-hearted competition of the game.

 

Little ones are encouraged to recognize numbers on the dice and put their counting skills to use as they count of the number of paces they can move. Many popular board games let us put our math skills to use to count up all our money and see who’s winning!

 

Board games are also great for developing your child’s social skills and manners. Every child will at some point have an absolute meltdown if they don’t win, but eventually they will come to terms with fair play, honesty and the value of playing just for fun. Learning to take turns, share and be a good sport all come from a night of playing games with the family.

 

Some of the best board games for speech therapy on the market today are the same ones you played when you were a kid, so you may recognize some of the names below.

Thank you for the list of wonderful suggestions from www.teachingtalking.com

Take the time this week to put the homework away, turn the TV off and play a game. Your kids will love you for it!

Headbanz

Headbanz

Scattergories

Scattergories

Don't Say It!

Don't Say It!

Rory's Story Cubes

Rory's Story Cubes

Guess Who

Guess Who

Taboo

Taboo

Jenga

Jenga

CrocodileDentist

CrocodileDentist

Pop Up Pirate!

Pop Up Pirate!