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71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
Ph: 631-581-5933
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Mon-Thu: 9am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm
71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
Ph: 631-581-5933
Fax: 631-581-8429

Mon-Thu: 9am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm
71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
Ph: 631-581-5933
Fax: 631-581-8429

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Board Games Galore!

The Children’s Department at the Islip Library currently has an abundance of board games available to play anywhere in the library - Chess and Checkers, Candyland, Operation, Connect 4, Ants in the Pants, Legos, Life, Monopoly and Monopoly Junior, just to name a few.

Not only do they offer a bonding opportunity for families and friends, they offer an enriching experience to our youngest players…

  • Rules - They present participants with the concept of rules and the art of following them.
  • Math/Color Skills - Basic math and color skills are introduced, practiced and reinforced.
  • Impulse Control - Participants practice impulse control by focusing on the game and not fiddling with the board game pieces.
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    Patience - Children demonstrate patience while waiting for their turn.
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    Problem solving - Each child makes tough decisions by weighing the pros and cons of a move and thinking ahead a few steps.
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    Consequences - Children learn the consequences of their actions and inactions.
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    Filtering - Participants practice filtering out information that is and is not important.
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    Teamwork - It gives children the opportunity to work together as a team.
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    Good Sportsmanship - Children learn how to be a good sport by seeing other participants win and lose gracefully.
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    Break from Electronics - It separates kids from electronic devices.

So come on down and try out a game or two and watch your child exercise some life skills!

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