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Brain Games for Kids

The following article includes a variety of brain games for kids, including online and board games.
The different brain games available include board games, video games and various online games. These games allow children to test their mathematical skills, increase their vocabulary, sharpen their memory and also help in developing critical thinking abilities.

Significance of Brain Games
Brain games are important in the development of children. These games help kids to think in a logical manner and also help develop various analytical skills. Chess is the best brain game that is recommended for children. Kids can even play this game online with a computer as the opponent.

Brain Games for Kids
There are many free brain games available online. Such games help in educating children as well provide them with entertainment. The different board games are a nice way to encourage children to think and develop different skills.

Math Baseball: In this game, one has to solve a mathematics problem and submit his answer. The submit or 'swing' button helps in checking whether one has entered the correct answer. Depending upon the level of difficulty, the player is either awarded a single, double, triple or a home run. The player gets an 'out' for the wrong answer.

Tic-tac-toe Squares: The 'Tic-tac-toe Squares' is one of the fun brain games having a 3 x 3 box. It is a 2 player game in which the opponents try to complete a series of three (could be symbols like x, o, etc.). The player is allowed to make the series vertically, horizontally and even diagonally. One has to rack his brains in order to win this game because, the margin for errors is very low in it.

Sequence for Kids: The game is recommended for kids between the age group of 4 - 7 years. The kit contains 42 cards, 84 chips and a folding board. Out of 84 chips, there are 21 each of the following colors: yellow, red, green and blue. The objective of the game is to arrange 4 chips in a row. The cards in the hand decide the position of the chips to be placed.

Operation Order: In the operation order game, one has to solve an equation. Three numbers are already be given to solve the equation. Filling the exact numbers in place will help the player win the game. The game is available in 3 levels of difficulty. In the 'easy' level, one has to solve simple operations involving addition and subtraction. In the next i.e. 'medium' level, one has to solve multiplication equations along with subtraction and addition. The third level which is the 'hard' level incorporates all the different types of equations.

Patchwords: The objective of the game 'Patchwords' is to create words by filling the blank spaces provided on the board. The board consists of a sequence of words with some of the letters being out of place. The missing letters need to be placed properly in order to form these words. One moves to the next round after placing the missing letters in the sequence properly.

Chess: It is one of the brilliant brain games for kids to enjoy. It helps in the overall development of the brain. One has to think from as many perspectives and angles in order to succeed in this game. Chess is played with a checkered board having 64 places. It is played by 2 players having 16 pieces each (black & white). The 16 pieces consist of a king, queen, 2 bishops, 2 knights, 2 rooks and 8 pawns.

The brain games mentioned above, would help in thinking quickly and in sharpening/honing various skills in your kid. These games not only prove to be a nice pastime activity but help in boosting the brain power of children.
By Shashank Nakate
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