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Family Game Night Makes Kids into Better Students

Family Game Night Makes Kids into Better Students

Playing traditional games such as cards or board games can help develop a child's executive functioning and build IQ points.

According to The Atlantic, many researchers believe that executive skills, which enable a child to formulate and pursue goals, are more important to learning and educational success than IQ or inherent academic talent.

"Kids with weak executive function face numerous challenges in school," the article said. "They find it difficult to focus their attention or control their behavior—to plan, prioritize, strategize, switch tasks or hold information in their working memory. As a teacher and a parent, I’m always looking for fun ways to shore up these skills in my students and my children."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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