Regardless of whether or not you or your child has learning and attention difficulties, balancing work and play is always challenge. This may be hard to believe but, with the right resources, “deductive reasoning” and “fun” can be strung into the same sentence. And such resources are far from being novelties. In fact, you’ve probably used them for decades—and they may be right under your nose!
We’re talking about the classic pastime of board games. They may not have been intended to help children with LD and ADHD, but these eight games help them practice skills they’re struggling with.
Oh no! Your child is stuck in a major imaginary traffic jam. What to do? Use deductive reasoning to arrange the cars, of course. Well, at least that’s how it works in the sliding-block puzzle game Rush Hour.
How can you help child practice reasoning and strategy-planning skills? Play a game of Connect Four. This classic is, in our opinion, a more exciting version of Tic Tac Toe.
I’ve got the letters c, r, s, b, a, b, l and e…What word can I form? If you guessed scrabble, you’d be a champion at the game of…Scrabble.
Does your child feel “sunk” at the idea of graphing? If so, help them plot coordinates with another addictive classic, Battleship.