Do you ever get the feeling that there’s no such thing as just plain, old fashioned fun anymore, sans the click clack of phone keys sending a text or the incessant beeping of an email alert? It’s frustrating to watch helplessly as your kids sit mindlessly in front of the television, glassy-eyed from hours of pointless sitcoms with inappropriate punch lines. But what can you do if you have no suitable places to take them, and no money to spend if you did?
One activity that works great at keeping kids entertained is playing card games. They provide cheap and easy entertainment while engaging different parts of your child’s mind. According to Richard Steiner, who has a Master’s degree in education, the stimulation that card games supply help children to learn strategy and quick-thinking skills, as well as providing multiple levels of social interaction between players. It also doesn’t hurt that card games offer a little bit of healthy and friendly competition.
Whether it’s a cozy game of Old Maid* between family members or an intense, day-long War* tournament with friends from around the neighborhood, a parent cannot go wrong with cards. It’s guaranteed that the moment your child hears the crisp sound of a brand new card deck being opened, he or she will be hooked for at least the rest of the day, if not the entire week.
For more information on how card games can provide educational benefits for your child, please visit Richard Steiner’s full article at Ezinearticles.com.
*Types of card games, usually for 2 or more players.