|Classic board games such as Scrabble and Cluedo can help children learn, a government advisor has said.
Jean Gross, the government's communications advisor, said board games can boost children's language and speech skills, as well as encouraging their listening and speculation skills.
She said: "Cluedo is really good because it involves speculating."
"What we often want with language is to get children not just talking about the here and now, but about what might be.
"Scrabble is also fantastic because of links with the written words. It develops vocabulary."
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