Seen a Decline in Your Kids’ Social Skills During the Pandemic?

The U.S. Surgeon General released an advisory on the growing Youth Mental Health Crisis, and experts are seeing a drastic decline in children’s social skills. 

Here’s a list of 10 beloved board games that experts recommend, kids love, and parents enjoy.  If you want to test drive before buying, many local libraries have board games you can check out just like books. 

1. Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game

2-4 players | Ages 3-6 | Social Skills: Waiting Your Turn, Perseverance, Sportsmanship For five years, it’s been the best-selling preschool game lauded for easy play.

2. Candyland

2-4 players | Ages 3+ | Social Skills: Waiting Your Turn, Perseverance, Sportsmanship, Following Instructions  For over 70 years, this adored, easy-to-understand game set within a kids’ dreamland of candy has been a go-to for families.

3. Zingo

2-6 players | Ages 4+ | Social Skills: Sportsmanship, Following Instructions, Attention Skills It’s Bingo with a Zing! Fifty million families have purchased this kid’s favorite, award-winning Toy of the Year.

4. Ticket to Ride

2-5 players | Ages 6+ | Social Skills: Sportsmanship, Following Instructions This award-winning board game is so popular that they released a Juniors version.

5. Uno

2-10 players | Ages 7+ | Social Skills: Sportsmanship, Following Instructions, Attention This 50-year old classic card game can be purchased for $10 or under and is small enough to pack for a family vacation.

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