Board games are fun to play and sometimes older games are the best. Our granddaughter got into the family room cupboard where all our old games are kept. She pulled out this password game which has got to be at least 35 years old.
She and I had so much fun playing it. She’s in first grade and is reading well enough that she was familiar with many of the words. She skipped the ones she didn’t know. At first, she couldn’t decide how to give clues without saying the word. But she figured it out, and off she went.
We not only had a great time together, but this activity enhanced her deductive reasoning skills. Fun and skill development. What a great combination.
Think of some the old games you used to love. Drag them out and let your children and grandchildren enjoy a new experience that isn’t electronic.
Why you need to play with children:
- Enhances self-esteem
- Is lots of fun
- Builds your relationship with them
- Strengthens their mental skills
- Creates lasting memories
- Assures that you will live forever in their memories
What more can you ask for a great afternoon or evening’s entertainment!
There are more ideas in Family Talk: How to Organize Family Meetings to Solve Problems and Strengthen Relationships by Christy Monson or at www.christymonson.com