Endless fun can be had playing the same games over and over again and the quality family time gained from this is valuable to everyone.
Also, while communication and bonding is improved, the concept of friendly and gentle competition is introduced to the child (which they will need to learn to cope with when they start school as well as later in life!).
Ensure you choose a board game that is age appropriate. A child’s confidence can be damaged if you provide them with games they find really tricky and they will get bored very quickly if it is too easy. Find a game that offers educational benefits too – perhaps one that requires number or letter recognition, counting or adding (one with a dice can offer all of these).
Orchard from HABA is great for this age and involves harvesting wooden fruit pieces and putting them in your basket – when we tested this the children really got into the excitement of collecting the fruit before the raven ate it!
More family games for 5 year olds