Sunday, October 14, 2012

Play a Fun Boardgame for Family Game Night

If you have children, you may already be aware that electronic games, television shows and the world of apps have been infiltrating their lives. Our 2 little darlings are no exception. They LOVE their gadgets and TV shows, but my wife and I recently started to “unplug”. TV’s are off limits on weekdays and electronic games and apps are off limits on the weekends. Sure, we would love to unplug everything, but lets be real . . . our kids would hate us, so for our sanity too, we choose to slowly ween them off.

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!

Creative drawings

There's a baby elephant in her tummy!

No comments: