5 Benefits of The Pokémon Card Game

April 25, 2018

Pokémon Cards are a great opportunity for young kids to learn important gaming skills, social skills, and more.

Is your young goblin interested in Pokémon Cards? There are many aspects to the Pokémon world.

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Here are a few benefits kids get from playing the Pokémon Card Game

1. Spending time away from the screen.

Many parents are faced with the dilemma of wanting their kids to spend more time away from screens, but not finding something off-screen to that holds their interest. Pokémon Cards have captured the interest of young goblins for years.  

2. Learning key game skills.

During a Pokémon Card Game battle each opponent needs to weigh their options and think strategically about how they use their cards. Pokémon Cards are a great start for your kids to learn gaming skills like analytical thinking, strategy, weighing options, and more. These skills are great for gaming but can also be applied to other areas of their lives.

It is also a great opportunity for them to learn how to teach a skill. Ask them to explain the game so you can play.

3. Making friends.

The Pokémon Card Game is a great way for your little goblin to learn important social skills. For starters it is a great way for them to engage with other children. They’ll have to learn good sportsmanship and how to deal with a player who doesn’t have good sportsmanship. Sportsmanship isn’t just about doing the right thing and following the rules. It also teaches kids to engage in healthy competition.

A large part of The Pokémon Card Game is trading cards. Trading cards are a great start for learning how to make a fair trade and weigh option. They’ll also have to learn which of their new friends is trustworthy and which ones don’t have their best interest in mind.

4. Imaginative play.

If your kids aren’t at a tabletop gaming age yet, they can still enjoy the art and characters on Pokémon Cards. Each Pokémon Card can tell a story. Imaginative play helps kids with their emotional development and even their memory.

To play, kids have to learn what makes cards different from others. They will put their memory skills to good use while finding and playing the right card.  

5. Being responsible for their own valuables.

Having Pokémon cards they value will help kids learn how to keep track of their things and take care of them. When they are old enough to be spending their own money, they will be even more conscious of the choices they make and how they protect their investment.

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