In my attempts to engage my special needs daughter, Bethany in meaningful learning activities, I’ve accumulated quite the extensive collection of fun thinking games that make her use her noggin.
I can honestly say that consistently playing these mind engaging games with her has decreased the amount of time that she automatically resorts to her default mode of doing nothing but watch videos.
While I do believe that spending time playing any type of game with Bethany is far superior than allowing her to vegetate on the couch watching Barney all day, I also believe that our time together could be better spent than playing mindless board games where all we do is roll the dice and move our game pieces that much closer to the finish line!
I want Bethany’s game playing experiences to engage her brain, challenge her mind, and force her to put on her thinking cap before she makes her next move!
And just in case some of you out there might also be interested in playing these types of games with your kids but don’t know where to begin, I’ve collected all of our brain building games in one place here today for your viewing pleasure.
Playing any one of these games will surely give your child’s brain a vigorous workout!.
Some will help develop problem solving skills, sharpen critical thinking skills, spark creative thinking, and teach colors, shapes, categorizing, matching and pattern rcognition.
Others will work on eye-hand coordination, visual-spatial thinking, and fine motor skills.
Others still, will encourage goal setting, develop patience, and boost self confidence!
But perhaps best of all, while all that healthy brain cell building is going on, you and your child will be spending quality fun time together!
Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post! I do an unboxing of each game and Bethany demonstrates how to play a few of them, too!
Below are 18 Bethany Approved Fun Thinking Games!
1) SuperMind gives practice in spatial relationships, shape recognition, and problem-solving skills.
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