Children begin learning from the moment they come out of the womb. This was debated by many psychologists for quite some time, but after some detailed and personalized tests were created to test infants cognitive reasoning and higher thinking, it was decided that infants are indeed constantly learning. Learning, and the depth at which children learn, progresses with age.
Most importantly, children learn best with the comfort of their family, with the people who are closest to them, by how they are treated, spoken to, and by observing how others are treated. This is critical in the realm of playing games with children because it teaches them how to cope when losing a game and how to win gracefully.
Loop The Fruit is a perfect game for worshipers of all ages. It helps to create a positive environment suitable for learning by giving children an interesting game to learn about God’s word. When you provide an environment for your children where you can teach them to listen, think, ask questions, and learn patience, you are giving them the ideal setting for learning.
However, it is important to note early on that all children learn in different ways—just like adults. Some children are hands-on, visual, or auditory; to help your children learn best from Loop The Fruit, teach them to play the way they learn best. There are parts of the game for learners of all types!
It might even surprise you to learn that children learn extensively from playing board games—especially games that have numbers, colors, and categories. This helps to teach them the different numbers and colors, as well as how to categorize neatly (you want organized kids, right?) As you play the game, reading each bible verse on the Fruit Cards, make sure to check with your kids their understanding of that verse. Ask them open ended questions such as: How do you feel about that verse? What does that verse mean to you? Have you practiced this fruit’s attribute in your life?
Playing board games helps to build your child’s hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. The hippocampus is mainly for regulating emotions, maintaining long-term memories, and spatial navigation. Teaching your children early on about God’s word will help them develop solid emotions with God and will embed long-term memories for them.
The prefrontal cortex helps with complex planning and greatly contributes to personality development. As children learn about the Fruit of the Spirit and the nine attributes put forth by Paul the Apostle, they will develop those attributes for themselves into their own personality. It has also been proven that any kind of brain activity helps to acquire new skills which helps the brain become healthier. Children should exercise their brain like they would exercise any muscles.
Loop The Fruit is a relatively simple game that can be played by children of all ages; however, even simple games have important message to teach children. By having a “Give” and “Receive” rule in our game, we help teach children positive life skills: Your luck can change in an instant and never give up. All board games help to teach children about important social skills. Children can learn how to communicate, share, focus, take turns, be patient, and enjoy the company of others. As a bonus, playing games helps to reduce stress by releasing endorphins.
If you want to have happy and healthy children who love the Lord, then Loop The Fruit is the perfect game for you and your family. Help teach your children about some of life’s most important concepts while giving them a thought-provoking game to engage in some important bible verses. Teach your children about love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, and promote healthy Christian values with Loop The Fruit.