Board games provide a chance to bond and develop skills.

With the weather turning colder, your family soon may be spending more downtime at home. It’s the perfect opportunity to launch a family game night. An evening spent gathered around the kitchen table playing games is a wonderful—and inexpensive—bonding opportunity. But more than that, according to the experts, games can help kids develop fine-motor and problem-solving skills.

Unsure of how to get started? Check out tips from PBS Parents at pbs.org/parents/expert-tips-advice/2015/07/bringing-back-family-game-night.

For additional inspiration, go to scholastic.com/parents/school-success/learning-toolkit-blog/math-family-game-night.html and midwesthomeschoolers.org/2018/10/03/homeschool-family-game-night.