Incorporating games into the classroom is a fun way to stimulate and enhance a student's learning experience. Games bring a new dynamic to the traditional school setting, and healthy competition helps motivate students to become more involved in learning activities. Noted education psychologist Dr. Sylvia Rimm points out, "Whenever we make learning into a game, students acquire knowledge effortlessly and enjoy the process. Games provide learning opportunities and encourage fun and student bonding." Board games can help:
~Increase attention, listening and concentration
Dr. Rimm added, "In my many years of clinical experience, I have asked thousands of children about their favorite years in school. They typically refer to a teacher who instructed with a sense of humor and provided learning projects that allowed imagination and fun."
To help you bring the joy of learning to your classroom, Patch offers specially designed lesson plans for several of our popular award-winning board games. Click on the links below for custom project plans and ways that you can include board games in your classroom:
If you incorporate any of these ideas into your classroom, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us and share your experiences with us!