The children in Emily’s have been busy learning to play board games. Playing board games increases brain function – it stimulates the brain areas that are responsible for memory formation and complex thought processes. Engaging in play helps the children to develop cognitive skills, such as decision making and problem solving.
The games that the Year 1 children have been playing are also a great way to practice their counting, matching and phonics skills and they help to teach the children to take turns and share. They really love Snakes and Ladders!