Children love spending time with their parents, especially fun time. What better way than to have a family game night to enjoy the time together and help your children to learn and develop new skills?
Games teach children many different, yet important things. From colors to shape recognition to new words to social interaction, there are so many benefits. Some games such as chess teach logic and strategic planning. Children also learn that there are basic rules that must be followed in order to play and win.
To start off, select one night a month that fits into everyone’s schedules. Once the date is selected, stick with it and do not make excuses to cancel it. Plan for the night as a family so that each person has input. Will there be food? What game will be played? How long will the game(s) last? It is easy to search the internet to find games that will be suitable for your family. Consider both board games and physical games such as Twister (which was one of our family’s favorites).
Be sure not to give up if the first family night is not as successful as you hoped. The key is to plan and keep everyone involved. It will become one of your and your children’s fondest memories.