Topic 5 Games with rules

  • Children are very fond of games with rules, which include physical games (hide and seek, for example), computer and board games

  • Benefits: games allow examination, strengthening and improvement of ego functions. They may assist in controlling urges, checking reality, understanding the relations between action and outcome, regulation of frustration and anxiety. Board games are connected to improvements in numeracy and mathematical abilities, and physical games lead to a better adaptation to formal schooling.