Guest Post: Games to Improve Your Child's Strategic Thinking

There are a lot host of cool games available on the internet nowadays for your children to play with. A lot of these games are actually highly beneficial in the sense that they improve the way in which your child thinks strategically. This is because they help them to think on their toes, to become better at problem solving and to be more efficient. 
Your child may enjoy the games mentioned below:
  1. Ben 10: Cannonbolt Strikes
In this game your child will play Ben 10 who is inside a cannonball. Your child has to move the ball effectively around a platform – picking up diamonds along the way. Nevertheless, it’s not as easy as that; because there are enemies placed around looking to shoot the ball. Moreover, you need to avoid falling off of the platform as well. This aids your child’s quick thinking and they need to have a solid strategy to make it to the end.
  1. Scooby Doo: Creepy Castle
In this game your little one will get to play Scooby Doo and they will have to find the rest of the gang who are hidden in a creepy castle. The only problem is that there are lots of ghosts around. Thus, whilst trying to find the gang your little one will have to pick up objects e.g. a plank of wood, in order to seal a door shut to keep the ghosts out. This improves strategic thinking because your child needs to be clever when thinking how to use the objects they pick up by being effective and efficient.
  1. Gumball: Elmore High Jigsaw
Jigsaws are always great when it comes to improving strategic thinking because your child needs to think about how they are going to fit all of the pieces together. This requires forethought and clever planning.
  1. Tom and Jerry: Trap-o-Matic
This game is all about carefully planning and having a solid strategy. Your little one will play as Tom and will have a box full of tricks; such as a moving kid’s train. These all need to be used in order to create an effective path whereby Jerry will be trapped. Thus, your little one will begin with a mousetrap and then use their box of tricks in order to create a way to Jerry. If one thing is out of place, then the trap won’t work.
  1. Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends: Big Shot Checkers
This game puts a fun twist on checkers. And as you know; checkers is all about outsmarting your opponent. You need to think of all the possible moves and be strategic in order to win the game. There is no better game for thinking strategically.
  1. Ed, Edd n Eddy: Candy Machine
In this game there will be a gobstopper at the top of the screen and a bucket at the bottom. Your child will have a box of pipes and they will need to find a way for the gobstopper to make it to the bucket without being destroyed. This is all about being efficient, solving problems and thinking ahead.
The games mentioned in this article are all great when it comes to improving your child’s strategic thinking. Each game is linked to a different popular cartoon and thus your child is assured to enjoy at least one of the cool games that have been mentioned.
Author bio – 
CJ is a freelance journalist. She used Cartoon Network and tried several of their cool games in order to determine how they aided a child’s strategic thinking

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