5 fun games on a budget

WEB DESK: The easiest way for parents to keep their children occupied on weekends is to put their children in front of the television for hours. But wait there is more that you can do.

There are games which are fun to play and make one learn a lot through games, bet you would be learning a thing or two from them. Here are 5 games which are good for mental health of a kids.


Spelling board games

Spelling board games are great for starting kids playing out with spelling, and one of the few games I would recommend for kids just learning to spell words. On one side of the board all the words are spelled out already and you use your letters to fill the words in. Kids don’t actually need to know how to spell anything, but they familiarize themselves with putting letters together to form words and it’s more fun than you think (at least to play a few times).


 Name, place, thing and animal

It is a game which helps children come up with a sea of knowledge to win among other siblings.


Video games

Contrary to popular belief video games help children focus. Many studies reveal how playing video games can improve reaction times and hand-eye co-ordination. For example, research has shown that spatial visualisation ability, such as mentally rotating and manipulating two- and three-dimensional objects, improves with video game playing.

But excess to anything will result in negative.


Coloring game

Who doesn’t love colouring!  Children develop the skill of patience and learn to focus on details when coloring. Such a sense of accomplishment is achieved when a coloring page is completed. It allows children to recognize colors, shapes and shades. It gives them confidence to feel comfortable with their piece of art.


Clay/pottery games

The experience of working with clay is for sensory development, motor skills, self esteem, and self expression, problem solving skills, discipline, and pride. Clay also has a uniquely therapeutic quality that settles and calm children; it retains their attention for hours.