8 Fun Games That Can Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills

Executive Function Issues
Difficulty organizing oneself to accomplish tasks. Kids with these issues often have trouble planning ahead, prioritizing, self-correcting, starting activities and shifting from one task to another. Sometimes referred to as executive functioning disorder.

Board games require players to follow directions, take turns and plan strategies—three skills that may be tough kids with executive functioning issues. The following games are easy to learn and understand:


Ages: 4–7
Skills: Emotional control; planning and prioritizing; flexible thinking


Ages: 8 and up
Skills: Self-monitoring; flexible thinking; impulse control


Ages: 8 and up
Skills: Working memory; flexible thinking


Ages: 12 and up
Skills: Flexible thinking


Ages: 5 and up
Dkills: Planning and prioritizing; flexible thinking; organization

Snake Oil

Ages: 10 and up
Dkills: Task initiation; flexible thinking; organization


Ages: 8 and up
Skills: Organization; flexible thinking; planning and prioritizing

No Stress Chess

Ages: 7 and up
Skills: Planning and prioritizing; organization; task initiation; impulse control; flexible thinking

To read about each game in more detail visit the full website here.

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