Aldo has selected European board games for their beautiful formats and intriguing range of game rules and strategies for winning. Some of the game boards are maps of cities and countries and are designed to introduce the players to geographical features, international trading, the building of cities, and the development of cultures. The use of dice is an enjoyable way to improve a child’s arithmetic. We encourage children of different ages and abilities to play together. Aldo has noticed that as the players become engrossed in the game, winning becomes less important than playing the game skillfully. Whenever possible, he shows the players how to help each other reach their goals through trading and sharing resources and information. He emphasizes fair play and generosity. Playing board games would be a great opportunity for the children in your program to get to know one another, as they improve their cognitive skills, and recognize each other’s strengths. Aldo always brings a spirit of cooperation to the room.