Games provide children with the opportunity to develop a range of cognitive skills such as strategic thinking and problem solving as well as strengthened communication skills. Engaging in a variety of games encourages team work, fair play, cooperation and communication as children learn to compete and share in a positive manner and environment.
Providing a range of traditional and non-traditional games, as well as physical and mental strategy games, allows children to build resilience, critical thinking, confidence and experience the enjoyment of playing with others.
Games also allow children to teach and learn from their peers, this boosts confidence and self-esteem in children and gives them the enthusiasm to use these skills in other areas.
Games develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating. It develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.