Why is Scrabble a great game for kids?

Scrabble is a family favorite that young and old alike can play. This article will explore why Scrabble is such a great game for kids and the type of skills you will give your children when you play scrabble with them.

There are several sports that teach children life skills as relevant as Scrabble. First, there is the clear development of vocabulary skills, spelling, and word usage. A regular scrabble game with an adult builds vocabulary beyond what a child experiences in the classroom, on television, or in the books they read. If an adult can push the child’s vocabulary in this way, the child’s vocabulary will grow faster if the child is encouraged to use a dictionary to find definitions of words that have not been found before.

Such gambling in the learning process builds a healthy understanding of words and enables the child to find definitions for the words themselves. Encouraging this allows the child to explore new word concepts on their own, to recognize common patterns in words, and to recognize unfamiliar patterns as misspellings and develop muscle memory.

Second, Scrabble encourages basic number skills in word counting, triple word, double word, triple letter, and double letter counting. This math level is a good practical example of how to use real world numbers, and with Scrabble’s competitive environment it encourages a child to keep scoring accurate.

While encouraging patience and turning, Scrabble also promotes healthy competition. Scrabble needs concentration to make word combinations from the tiles on the player’s rack, and sometimes it takes time and patience to present a scrabble word. Encouraging a child to take the time to create the best word possible develops problem-solving skills for other areas of their lives. Playing with multiple children is a very useful quality that requires waiting patiently for others to finish.

Finally, Scrabble’s ‘Challenges’ feature allows a player to challenge a word incorrectly or out of the scrabble dictionary, building a child’s trust and examining the limits of authority. This is a safe environment for a child to challenge an adult, and develops the skills to identify appropriate opportunities to represent themselves. Scrabble remains one of the family favorites for these reasons and for the simple fact that it is fun.

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