Once we made this decision, our next step is to occupy their time in other ways. Play board games with them was a natural fit. At first, it was a bit of a challenge, mostly because I create board games for a living and the SQUIGGLE series of activity and doodle pads, so they have been put through the ringer as my testing guinea pigs.
|Playing SQUIGGLE Selection|
It has been 3 months and things are looking good on the home front. Now, when their friends come over, they are the ones suggesting they play a game and not sit in front of the TV or ipad. We are really pleased. Board games should be a part of every child's life as they allow kids to express themselves, build self-esteem, encourage creativity, inspire conversations and so much more. So why not pull out a board game this weekend and have some good old family time!
|There's a baby elephant in her tummy!|