Great games to introduce the youngest players to game-playing, rule-following and turn-taking, making them ideal from 3 years plus. The cooperative nature of the games encourages the development of communication and pro-social skills, and can be very beneficial for building confidence in players who are deterred by more competitive games.
Cooperative games for children where players work together towards a common goal are a great way of developing good communication and negotiation skills. They are also a fun means of promoting healthy social interactions, and help children to consider a problem from another person’s viewpoint.
First and foremost, cooperative games are great fun! Kids share the excitement of trying to achieve a common goal. Winning is great, and losing is just a learning opportunity because everyone is together and the focus isn’t on a winner.
Cooperative games build confidence. Children learn from each other, and know that if they get stuck, they know there’s always someone on hand to help them find a solution.
Cooperative games are an amazing way of building social skills. Children practice negotiation and learn to discuss their options and to listen to another person’s viewpoint. They start to understand what makes a good team, and the different roles they can play in order to take their group to success.