Today’s most searched topic is children’s mental development and analytical skills. More and more studies are being done and more lessons, programs and games are being developed to trigger early stages of growth and augment existing skills.
There are more options and possibilities now than ever before, starting with different educational facilities adapted to different levels of development, and continuing with special TV programs, books and games. These toys are specially designed to work on the growth and development areas of a child’s mind.
These skills can be developed in various ways and not necessarily in a structural program or in a special kindergarten. It can also be done in a simple and fun way to play. Given the fact that there are hundreds of games of mental development for children, in this article we will focus on card games.
Card games can come in different shapes, sizes, and difficulty levels. The simplest card game is the memory card game. The game is played with half a deck of cards dealt on the table, with each card turned upside down. Each player in turn chooses to look at one card at a time to eventually form pairs or groups (depending on what predetermined the combination will be). This game helps in developing the child’s memory and his ability to logically divide symbols into groups.
Another game similar to the memory game, but which targets and deals with a completely different area of your child’s brain is the group game. In this game, the deck of cards is divided by the number of players so that all players receive the same number of cards. Each player in turn forms groups (based on what was previously determined as a group) and places them on the table. The goal of the players in this game is to get rid of all their cards by adding them to the groups already on the table. Players are completely free to change their cards’ position on the table as long as none of them are left out of the group.
This game is more complicated than other card games and thus it contributes more to the child’s development more. The game teaches players to make decisions based on the following optional moves and solve problems using their bid cards, which in this case literally happen. The game is highly recommended for kids and adults as one, as it is both competitive and interesting as well as being friendly and fun.
Another popular game that most kids will enjoy is war. But don’t let them play it the usual way as the strongest card outweighs the weakest. Instead, set different rules for each round. You can define things like hitting two clubs and six hearts beating any card. You can even make it more difficult by setting a variety of cards as pranksters.
The diversity of these types of games is relatively large and it is increasing more and more as people are constantly searching for new games to play. As for the kids, they might be involved for a completely different reason, but the results are the same.