- Rules of fair play
- Skill of attaching meaning to abstract thinking
- Allow for healthy competitive play.
- Perceptional and verbal skills
- Fine motor skills
- Thinking skills
- Perceptional reasoning skills
- Collaboration skills
- Emotional skills
- Coping skills
When purchasing games, look for games that use different skills. Some games focus on one or two skills. Playing different games allow children to experience new things and develop important skills.
Research games and keep a list for when you catch sales. Christmas time is perhaps the best time to get games on sale. I have used MENSA to find new games that help develop thinking skills. My latest purchases have come from MENSA recommendations.