What are the benefits of playing games with children who have ADHD and Dyslexia? 

Children with a double diagnosis (both ADHD and Dyslexia) should spend extra time playing games in our opinion! We believe they are the MOST FUN WAY TO IMPROVE LEARNING, FUNCTIONING SKILLS AND ATTENTION SPANS!

Board games bring families closer together, encourage friendships, teach life skills, lengthen children’s attention spans, and develop the brain.


1. Games Develop Children’s Brains

It’s thought that children can develop their brains by playing games which require them to be strategic and solve problems. 

2. Children learn new skills

Preschoolers can work on learning numbers, colours, READING and taking turns through board games.

3. Games which require several players, teach Social Skills

Games teach social skills such as, Waiting your turn, being a good loser (although we strongly emphasise that our games are NOT necessarily about winning or losing – but simply learning the words) and also teamwork.

4. Games teach kids how to follow instructions & rules

One thing that all games have in common are instructions and rules! If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia most likely your child will struggle with both written and spoken instructions. Games are a fun way to work on following instructions, without it feeling boring and tiresome for the child. Following instructions is a skill that kids will need to navigate adult life.

5. Helps with Impulsive Control

Our board games help children work on their fine motor skills by setting up the board and putting the tokens inside. Sometimes kids with ADHD can get angry, bored and frustrated and this can be taken out on whatever they are playing with. By taking care and putting in effort to setting the board up, it is hoped that any bad behaviour won’t occur.

6. Kids learn Problem solving skills through games

Games that have the right mix of luck and strategy are perfect for developing problem solving skills. When a game uses this mix of luck and strategy it simulates real life. Games that help kids think up strategies to get around these setbacks and still come out on top, can help kids develop skills to conquer life’s difficulties. 

7. Board games can lengthen kids attention spans

Learning to sit and wait your turn has great social benefits, but it can also lengthen a child’s attention span.Our packs come with 3 board games and each one take no more than 5 minutes each. This is ideal for children with low attention spans as it allows for continued learning but on a new design, giving the impression of a new game.

8. Mastering skills such as READING which can challenging for those with dyslexia and ADHD can be made fun through games

Kids who struggle with reading or math can be helped by playing specific games that target the areas they need to work on.Our board games are designed to help children practise HIGH-FREQUENCY and EXCEPTION words in English.

9. Board games can bridge gaps between kids

For shy and unconfident children, playing board games can help them in a social situations by putting them at ease as they find common ground in playing a game together. This can reduce their social anxiety and reassure them of their surroundings and situations.

10. Playing games brings families and friends together

Games bring people closer together and help families work on relationships without digital distractions. Games are a great way to build an inter-generational bridge.