Apples To Apples

Written by Michael O'Brien
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Apples to Apples is one of the most entertaining games to come along in many years. The true value of a game for kids and adults alike is its educational value. The more we can make connections and access our memories, the faster we can process and remember information. Think of a game like Apples to Apples as exercise for the brain. Who says learning and mental exercise can't be fun?

Apples to Apples: Thought to Execution

Studies have shown that giving children a chance to use their imaginations and make creative correlations is an excellent way to stimulate their brains. Exercises and games that prepare a child for school increase the chances of getting better grades. Children also develop the ability to look at learning as fun when the learning is being done in the form of a game. This is where games like Apples to Apples come in handy. You'd be surprised just how entertaining learning can be.

In the Apple game, children are dealt cards with subjects written on them. Words like, "house," "mom," or "cars" will be used to make connections with descriptive phrases. It is the job of the person whose turn it is to decide who made the most clever, appropriate, or funny connection. The real fun in the game is finding out just how outrageous and creative kids can get when properly stimulated.

The Apples game has won many awards among the educational and board game communities for its value as a learning tool. From such a simple concept comes invaluable lessons that will prepare a child very well for school. Think of it as an investment. Making learning fun is an excellent way to ensure a well developed academic future.

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