In the world of ipads and apps etc I still think some board games have been worth the initial investment and have a place even in the digital world. One of them is Mosaic, which my mum has bought me and my brother when we were kids.
It has a great box, almost like a puzzle itself for toddlers, with thick plastic geometric shapes in red, blue, green and yellow, and simple figures on thick paper. Some of the easier papers instruct you first to pick all the pieces you need for the picture, some have no assistance.
It says it is for kids 3 years and older but obviously younger ones can play with it too, in there own way. The pics illustrate the work of my 2 yo. I don’t think it matters if kids play “correctly” with games; in this game, when playing together it is a nice way to spend time together, you end up talking/ teaching shapes and colours, kids train their fine motorics and explore how shapes are created. They have fun, and I find it fascinating to see their games and playing skills develop! Obviously one would have to be careful with the smallest bits if the child is still putting things in their mouths though.
What kind of thoughts do you have on “traditional” games and apps? Do you have some rules to them? At what age have you introduced board games or apps to them? Please feel free to share your favourite apps and/ or board games for kids in the comments!