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The role of scrabble in the development of children

Scrabble has been with us for many years (since 1938, to be more precise) and the reason for why people still play it is not a mystery. They enjoy the atmosphere that it creates and it engages them into strict, yet interesting and captivating game. However, these are some aspects that are related to the fact that it is a leisure activity and scrabble is more than that. Did you know that scrabble can have a positive and efficient role in the education and development of children? Schools are already using scrabble because it improves pupils’ social skills such as working in a team, their vocabulary, strategic thinking and attention span. The benefits that the game brings can be seen in children’s activity and behaviour during classes.

Scrabble championships for children

Due to the fact that some children dedicate a great amount of time laying scrabble in order to improve their strategies and to continue the process of learning, competitions have been organized for them to show their talent and compete with other talented players. For instance, in the USA, there is a scrabble championship where children can participate. The aim of this competition and any other scrabble competition is not to motivate the players to win, but to face situations that might put them in difficulty and make them think of every little possible solution. Also, it gives them the opportunity to meet other scrabble players from which they can learn new and more efficient playing techniques.

For some people, scrabble has become more than a game. It is a method that influences the personal development of a person and when it comes to children, it is very useful. Starting from an early age (primary school), it shapes the way they behave and react in new situations, the way they think and their future decisions concerning their activities. For this reason, it is not an useless thing if your children know how to play scrabble. It can have a surprising effect on them.