Being on winter break doesn’t have to mean you have to stop training your brain! To give you a boost this holiday season, we’re providing a list with a variety of brain games for all ages. These games are fun, challenging, and bring loved ones together. They won’t fit into a stocking, but they will certainly look pretty sitting underneath a tree! Keep your mind sharp this holiday season with some of our favorite brain games!
At ThinkFun, we love games that allow players to exercise strategic planning, spatial reasoning, creative thinking, and problem solving while developing patience, persistence, and determination. We also love simple, speedy games that make for exciting head-to-head match ups! From tile snatching to gelato mixing, these five games make for some fun, friendly, fast-paced, competition.
I have been playing games for as long as I can remember. Throughout my life, holiday get-togethers were not complete without a card game at the dining room table.
The star of Thanksgiving is always the food, but what about the entertainment? Keep all of your beloved guests preoccupied by introducing them to some of our favorite games this coming holiday. You can leave the TV on with the Thanksgiving parade playing in the background, as these fun distractions draw everyone’s attention to interacting with each other!
To foster a love for reading in children, we often turn to our own favorite childhood storybooks. ThinkFun staff members were asked what their beloved stories were as children to help inspire you and your early readers. Research shows that early literacy creates a foundation that not only empowers children to understand the relationships between reading and writing, but also helps develop life skills. To learn more about early literacy development, check out our Milestone Series blog post. We hope some of our favorite childhood stories may become favorites in your home too! What was your favorite story as a child?
Eating a bowl of cereal. Playing guitar. Going for a jog. Every move we make and activity we engage in requires us to use either the right side of our brain or the left side of our brain. The right-brain functions include creativity, intuition, music awareness, and 3-D forms while the left-brain functions include logic, language, science and math, along with reasoning skills. There are activities you can do to strengthen either side of your brain, but did you know that doing jigsaw puzzles can strengthen both at the same time? The time you spend putting together a jigsaw requires both sides of the brain which means there are lots of benefits to doing them. Not only that, but jigsaw puzzles can be tons of fun, both for the solo player or the collaborative player of all ages!