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Kids, Queen's Square | February 1, 2017

Sometimes the best way to engage in literacy and learning activities at home or at our Idea Exchange locations is to play games!

Games can instill number, letter and shape recognition, grouping, counting and fine and gross motor skills. But games don’t have to be overly educational to do this, just by playing together you are creating opportunities to engage in important social skills – sharing, waiting, and taking turns.

Video games are also a great way to engage in learning together. Many games instill spatial reasoning, math, strategic planning and logic – skills that are appreciated by science and technology teachers. As with any experience, whether gaming in reality or virtual reality, learning happens when you are playing together – asking questions, counting to keep score and socializing while playing.

We have board games at all our Idea Exchange locations so come and play here with us! We’re lending out video games too!

If you are feeling creative or looking for a new game to play this weekend with your family, try playing Minute to Win It style games using items from around your house. Check out these fantastic ideas:

Must Play Family Games