Uno is a card game that’s suitable for everyone. It’s a firm favorite in our family collection of card games. If you don’t have a pack of Uno cards yet, now is the time to get one. Uno can be played anytime, anywhere. The objective of the game is to get rid of all the cards in your hand first, but there are many hurdles along the way. The game is designed to help players sabotage other players from winning, which in most instances leads to much hilarity and friendly competition.
Wonder how playing UNO is beneficial for you and your kids? Consider the following.
1. Provides hours of fun and entertainment.
Playing Uno will provide hours of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Whether you have just 30 minutes or 3 hours available, Uno will keep you thoroughly entertained.
2. Facilitates bonding.
Fun, laughter, and light-heartedness are ideal for bonding. Whether you are making new friends, spending time with old ones, or whiling away a few hours with family members, having a fun game like Uno to play takes the pressure off the situation and allows you to focus on the game instead.
3. Develops fine motor skills.
If you are playing Uno with kids, you are doing their fine motor skills a favor. Fine motor skills are what you need to reach for things, place things down on a specific point, look at something and be able to touch it. These movements need all the in-between muscles to be working and for you to be coordinated. Uno involves consistent movement of the arms and hands and requires hand-eye coordination too.
4. Teaches visual discrimination to kids.
Young kids often struggle to match numbers and colors. Playing Uno exposes children to repetitively matching colors and numbers. The more they are exposed to it, the easier it becomes.
5. Provides a fun way for kids to learn to count and do basic mathematics.
Kids need to practice counting, adding, and subtracting in order to develop basic mathematics skills. Uno is a game that requires counting throughout, which means that while playing, your kids are actually getting a good mathematics exercise in. When a player has to pick up cards, there is counting, when someone wins the game, everyone has to count their cards. There is plenty of opportunities to count with your kids when you play Uno.