If you’ve been following me, you know I’ve been in a process of decluttering and getting rid of stuff like crazy. One of the areas I sorted through was our game closet. The kids had out grown some of our games and we decided to get rid of some so we can spend more time enjoying the games we like the most!
After cleaning out the games and selling them online (the kids were super excited to earn a little bit of money!) we decided it was time for a game night.
Last night was the night!
We had a family game night. This is something the kids and I do regularly during deployments. But, when daddy is home it seems like it’s something we don’t do often enough.
Tonight’s game was the kids version of “Life.”
The smiles, the laughter the giggles..it was just what I needed after a long day.
It seems like so many of us are so digital minded. It was nice to “unplug” and play an “old school” game.
Playing in real-life.
Looking at each other eye to eye.
Fully enjoying each others presence.
Did you know that family game night and playing board games together can actually help your children develop?
When we play games like Jenga, or any game where we roll a dice, our children get the opportunity to enhance their hand-eye coordination!
Playing strategy games like Monopoly or even Connect Four help build problem solving skills.
Most importantly, we are spending time together as a family.
The parent, as well as the child, will have a better emotional well-being. Our children will have the experience to build healthy relationships. They will have the opportunity to communicate with us openly.
They will feel loved.
It doesn’t take long and the benefits are endless!
I encourage you to have a family game night with your family this weekend! Create special memories with them!
What is your favorite family game? Do you have a tradition of family game nights? Please comment and share what you do for game nights in your family!
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