Mar 11, 2017 10:39 AM EST

Here’s A Great Way To Save Money And Raise Smart Kids

Most parents will do anything to make sure their kids are happy and that they get to reach their full potential at an early age. This is why so many Americans enroll their kids in after-school activities.

However, it’s a fact that this can be expensive as the cost for participating in some after school programs have been steadily rising over the years. If you’re looking to save money yet you’re determined to help be the best that he can be, there’s one way to do this, and that’s by playing board games.

According to The Penny Hoarder, games can be fun learning opportunities for children of all ages, and moms and dads can also join in on the fun. If you want to focus on a particular skill set, you can simply pick the right board game for that. By developing these skills in a fun environment, not only do you get to save money, but you’re also setting your kids up for a bright future down the line.

Moreover, family games nights is one way for everyone to bond, and it’s an opportunity for everyone to take a break from technology and indulge in some good, old-fashioned fun. By playing board games, kids also learn good values such as teamwork and sportsmanship, and they get to be inspired as they hone their creativity.

Here are some of the best board games for learning.

Robot Turtles Game

This game, which was heavily backed on Kickstarter, teaches preschoolers the basics of programming and coding. It’s suitable for children 4 years and up.

Sock Monkey

This game teaches grade-schoolers a lesson in deductive reasoning as they gather clues around the house. This is a particularly good game for active kids who can’t sit still for a typical board game.

Pandemic

This game, designed for older kids, encourages teamwork as either everyone wins or loses while playing.

Monopoly

This classic board game is a fun way to teach children about saving, budgeting, and financial planning.

Scrabble

This board game helps children develop their vocabulary and spelling, and it also encourages them to strategize while playing.

For more, check out Jobs & Hire’s tips on ways to keep kids busy if you’re a parent who works from home.

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