April 13 is...
HaPPY NaTioNaL SCRaBBLe DaY
Yes! Indeed, SCRaBBLe is a lot of fun! However, there is more to SCRaBBLe than simply words on a board! It is not just another game. It is a classic. For more than half a century, SCRaBBLe has been challenging the minds of both youth and adults.
A Bit of History...
Scrabble designed by Alfred Mosher Butts when he was a jobless architect in the Depression, was first published commercially in 1948 by James Brunot, one of Butts' friends. Eventually, Scrabble became the world's most popular word game, and it has now sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.Benefits of SCRaBBLe
Source: The Complete Guide to Scabble
SCRaBBLe is at the height of vocabulary builders, along with the Crossword Puzzle. It helps with spelling and is a terrific skill builder for anagrams. Words never even thought of as words, unfamiliar words, bizarre words can be learned from playing SCRaBBLe. Adding just a few words to your word bank of knowledge might give you the edge in your next game of SCRaBBLe.
Bright Idea: With so many immigrants living in America, English is often not the first language spoken in the home. Kids come home from school with assignments not written in their native language but in English. Wouldn't the game of SCRaBBLe be a terrific tool to aid in learning the English language for both children and parents?!
SCRaBBLe is a strategy builder. One does not simply pick up letters and form a word anywhere one pleases. It takes planning and there definitely are rules to be followed. Thus, it is an excellent stimulant for the brain. With today's society being so technology oriented and everyone surviving on such hectic schedules, brain stimulants (NOT drug related) are definitely an added plus!
Bright Idea: Talk about a memory enhancer...Play more SCRaBBLe! Look at it this way - the game of SCRaBBLe can help in slowing down the aging process of the brain cells. If there is one recognizable commonality of concern among the human race, it is surely the effect the aging process has on memory. Come on Grandpa, let's play SCRaBBLe!
SCRaBBLe players form a bond. Much like our athletes, just not on a physical level. It offers time for families to be together, as well as friends. The look back on former SCRaBBLe sessions definitely takes on the vision of "good memories."
Bright Idea: Research has documented a SCRaBBLe game to be in one out of three American homes. With education being such an important aspect in any society, perhaps we should work on increasing that percentage. Reading is a top priority and what greater way to improve reading than to increase one's vocabulary!
There's even CHOCOLATE SCRaBBLe but I am not sure how long that game would last!
If I eat it, will I be smarter?