Primary Category: Cognitive Development
Subcategories: Cause & Effect, Fine Motor Skills, Problem Solving, Eye/Hand Coordination
Description of how the game can be used to fit the categories: Jenga is a fun and challenging game that can be utilized to teach players about cause and effect. When a player removes a tile from the stack, it can either have no effect on the stack, or it could knock the entire stack over. This game shows players that the different pieces of the game all cause and effect each other. This game also incorporates fine motor skills. The player must use their fingers to carefully grab onto one of the Jenga tiles and pull it out of the stack. This requires careful movement and precision in the player’s fingers so they do not knock the entire stack over. Problem solving skills are involved in this game because the player must think and figure out which tile is the best tile to remove so they do not knock the entire stack over. Eye/Hand coordination is involved in Jenga as well because the player must see which tile they want to remove and then carefully coordinate their hand and finger movements to remove the tile steadily so they do not knock over the entire tower.
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