Parents who want to stimulate their children’s brain development focus on things like early reading, flashcards and language tapes. But a growing body of research suggests that playing certain childhood games may be the best way to increase a child’s ability to do well in school. Variations on games like Freeze Tag and Simon Says require high levels of executive function, test a child’s ability to pay attention, remember rules and exhibit self-control — qualities that predict academic success.
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