10 Board Games Loved by Experts and Kids That Can Help Build Social Skills

Child psychologists and pediatricians have recognized that today’s lack of play contributes to children’s overall lack of well-being.

An increased focus on academic activities, overly structured family, school, and extracurricular schedules has led to less playtime for kids.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), playing is serious business for a child’s health and development.

Wait, So Playing is Actually Learning?

When you look closer at what’s going on, it’s providing teachable moments, improving social interaction, and developing good social skills amidst all the fun!

Playing board games presents an opportunity to understand group dynamics, practice interpersonal skills, improve social skills, practice for specific social situations.

Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game

2-4 players | Ages 3-6 | Social Skills: Waiting Your Turn, Perseverance, Sportsmanship


2-4 players | Ages 3+ | Social Skills: Waiting Your Turn, Perseverance, Sportsmanship, Following Instructions