Cooperative games organically create community among the players. Children learn to work together as a team in respectful and compassionate ways. They learn to share, make decisions together and trust one another, all while working towards a common purpose – defeating the game – while also having fun!
Cooperative games allow children to experience inclusive play situations that build self-esteem and help shape emotional development. They get to play leader, follower and even peacemaker – sometimes all in the course of a single game. This kind of play helps children build valuable life skills today so they can play well in the greater world tomorrow.