13 Jul Cooperative Gameplay for Kids
Are you looking for something for your kids to do inside during a hot, summer day (or a cold, rainy one)? Did you know that the J Library of Things in the Children’s Room has plenty of games, puzzles, and STEM kits that are for more than just having fun? In fact, we have several games that encourage cooperative play and learning for children of all ages. These games help children with their social, cooperation, and communication skills while encouraging them to help each other to accomplish their shared goals! There are no winners or losers in cooperative games, just fun and teamwork for every player.
If you would like to check out a cooperative game for a child or group of children in your life, here are some of our top recommendations for children of various ages. Stop by the Children’s Room to check any of these games out or to place one on hold!
For ages 3+ years, we recommend Count Your Chickens!
The baby chicks have flown the coop! Everyone can help mother hen collect her chicks and bring them back to the chicken coop.
For ages 4+ years, we recommend Dinosaur Escape Game.
The object of Dinosaur Escape is to get all three dinosaurs safely to Dinosaur Island before the volcano erupts! Work together to move the dinosaur movers around the board and uncover the matching dinosaurs under the fern tokens.
For ages 5+ years, we recommend Race to the Treasure!
In this game, which has won multiple awards including the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, players try to beat the Ogre to the treasure by creating a path from Start to End. Along the way they need to collect three keys to open the treasure. Players strategize, cooperate and build a path together. If they do it before the Ogre gets there, they all win!
For 7+ years, we recommend Mole Rats in Space: Escape if You Can!
Help the mole rats escape the snakes in this cooperative game of strategy and suspense!
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