Easter Egg: One of my two boys is one of the most competitive kids I’ve met. He wants to be first and best at ALL THE THINGS. I’ve found that our family board games are a terrific way to teach him the boundaries of healthy competition and family game nights also give him an opportunity to practice the art of… Read More
How & Why Family Board Games Are So Important For Family Bonding
Even before having children, I loved games. But when my first son grew old enough to start having fun playing them, I started an all out CSI-style hunt for the best family board games.
I searched, and then we all played and tested out my latest awesome find. I've found some of the best board games ever for kids - from young children to teens.
And I found so many mind-blowing-ly good games and learned so much about the benefits of time spent playing board games, that I wanted to share it all! So here, I'll share everything from my best tips for a fabulous family game night to how and why playing board games helps develop your child's creative side. We also bring simple games on road trips to pass the time in the car, and we also pack some in case we have a rainy day.
I recently started to homeschool my two boys, and I've got some amazing educational games that we use to reinforce math facts, drill spelling words, etc.
Easter Egg: Nobody wants to raise a kid who’s a sore loser. But both winning and losing can be tough for kids to handle graciously – especially in today’s competitive, me-me-me environment. Teaching kids how not to be a sore loser is a life skill that will benefit them forever and here are some great ideas about using family board… Read More
Easter Egg: As parents, we want to create a family bond that can’t be broken as we grow older. There are many ways to do this, but fun family traditions, memories, and communication are known for strengthening families. And guess what? Family board games do all of those things! Regularly playing board games together, among other things, does a great… Read More
Easter Egg: As my family began to play more and more board games, I realized that I could actually call them “imagination games.” So many of the family games that we played inspired us to use our imaginations to solve the problem and/or to win. Playing family board games for imagination enhancement is both fun and smart! Board Games Help… Read More
Easter Egg: I love this post – because family board games are back, baby! And we love finding new family games to play! Truth is, family game night ideas are everywhere, but sometimes it can be tough to get everyone on board (see what I did there?). Discussing family game night with tweens and teens can get dicey (and…I did… Read More