Cooperative games are primarily fun! They are also a great way to build confidence, team-work, communication and other social skills. We have divided our games into two sections:
1. Players work separately towards a common goal. Great for very young players, or anyone who doesn’t enjoy the competitive element of games.
2. Players work together to achieve a goal. Great for developing clear communication and negotiation skills.
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.