Board games for children, the perfect way to introduce new pastimes for bored children. Of course you would rather the young ones were out in the fresh air, playing together, socialising and using their energy safely but for those times when that is not an option like those long summer breaks, wet afternoons, winter days when going out to play is not possible and for those times when you just need a break and some space for yourself. Don’t forget the old but ever fresh standby of the board game.There is a whole world of board games for children to be found alongside the old favourites that children still love. Its like a never ending cycle, as a new generation discover the board games that were played by their parents and grandparents.The advantages of these board games for children are many. For example they teach so many new skills and improve skills already acquired. Colors in Ludo games, counting in Snakes and Ladders are some of the early simple ones that can be made as to last as long as the attention span is engaged. Games to teach about other cultures and countries, conservation, animals and travel are fun ways to introduce ideas and information that may seem very dry in a classroom or book. Many board games are now produced with links to or reproducing the competitions and game show formats of popular television programmes. Children can even transport themselves to the scene and plots of their favourite movies and become the Luke Skywalker of Star Wars and the Indiana Jones on his adventures. Recently some board games have come with DVDs included these are played alongside the board game and help to increase the scope of the game. Not perhaps as challenging yet as the Jumanji game of the Robin Williams movie but who knows what may come in the future.A great invention are the board games that rely on different types of skill perhaps like drawing, acting or storytelling and verbal challenges. Children all come with different development rates and acquire their skills in different ways and times. Introducing a variety of ways in which a child can shine makes sure that it isn’t always the brightest or the quickest that win this is a great confidence builder and encourages children to attempt tasks in a setting where they feel relaxed and safe.A further advantage is that these games can be played with as few or as many as the children are available and the life skills learned remain the same. The idea of sharing, taking turns, making choices and learning to loose are important lessons for growing up and for centuries children have played board games to learn these lessons under the watchful eye of an adult to help navigate the winding and slippery path to socialisation.Board games for children come as cheap or expensive as your wallet allows. Some with battery parts, complicated equipment and challenging instructions or simple colored card and dice sets with the egg timer. Whatever the price or style, board games for children are a winner.