Thursday, May 8, 2014

Day 4 - Screen-Free Week Idea

Before iPads and Xboxes, there were board games. Believe it or not, they are still around and are a real change of pace. There are many games that are perfect for families with kids of all ages from little ones (Candy Land) and bigger ones (Life). Board games can be educational as well. Life is a great game to learn about money and life's little happenings. My kids find it really funny when they have "children". Chess and checkers teach strategy and learning forethought. Risk is a good one for older kids. Hangman is great tool for spelling and parcheesi is a great thinking game too. A favorite of my family's is mancala, but it's a two-player game. Cards are fun too and there is a variety of good card games. Stay away from the one called 52 Card Pick-Up. I've been fooled way too many times with that one! Older brother...geesh! So dig around in those attics and basements or hop over to Target and browse their board game selection. One other tip, games are great to take outdoors!!

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