Tip of the Week

July 25, 2022

Rainy day? Play these classic games to practice EF skills!

Rainy summer day? Great! Round up the kids and the board games and make it a game day! There are tons of board games that provide fun ways to practice and develop executive function skills and prevent the summer brain drain.

  • Boggle and Scrabble are great games to practice flexible thinking, time management, spelling and vocabulary.
  • Pictionary helps children practice flexible thinking, time management, and persevereance.
  • Chess and checkers help your child practice strategic thinking and flexibility depending on their age and how the game unfolds.
  • Jenga provides an opportunity to practice self-monitoring, flexible thinking, planning, and impulse control.
  • Risk and Monopoly provide opportunities to practice longer-term planning, organization, strategic thinking, and mental math.

There’s lots of learning to be done in fun, clever ways on a rainy summer day!