Are you planning to have quality time together with your children during school vacation? Are you confused on what type of games or activities to play together with your children? If so, you can consider several outdoor or indoor games with your children.
Playing with your children is not only fun family activity, but it is also a great way of spending quality time with your children. With the busy and hectic schedules you and your children have during school days, seldom can you find time together. Aside from dining out, having picnic or watching movies together, you can spend quality time by playing with your favorite games.
It is important for you to give your children time to play because it is vital to their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Despite the significance of play to parents and children, seldom can they have free time together due to hurried lifestyle, hectic schedules and changes in their family structure. Playing games with your children not only increase closeness between parents and children, but it also create happy memories and help children develop their problem solving, social and mathematical skills. It can also improve their logical deductive skills, imagination, self confidence, social skills and physical fitness.
No matter how long or how short the free moments you have with your children, you should be spend wisely. Make it a point to choose an activity where you can relax, can have fun and can forget about school and work related worries. If you have limited budget, you can enjoy by playing games with your children. There are numerous games found in the market, where fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers can participate.
Suitable games where all members of the family can enjoy and can participate:
1. Board Games – There are numerous board games available in stores, such as Monopoly, Millionaire’s Game, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit or Snake and Ladders. In Scrabble, you can teach children about spelling and word formation, while in Monopoly or Millionaire’s Game, you can teach children the basics of money.
2. Indoor Games – Indoor games are popular not because they are played indoors, but because they are usually played during stormy or rainy days. There are many indoor games for you to enjoy aside from the board games and card games, but you can also play Name game, Story Line, Quick on the Draw and many more. These games will not only stave off boredom, but it also get the family together.
3. Outdoor Games – These games keep you physically active because of the running, jumping, catching and swinging. Outdoor games include volleyball, croquet, badminton, Frisbee and sardines.
4. Card Games – There are several card games where you can enjoy with your children, such as Blackjack, Bridge, Gin Rummy, Crazy Eights and many more.
These games are fun not only for children, but for every member of the family. Some of them make you sweat a lot due to the physical activities associated with it, while others enhance the problem solving and thinking skills of players. Playing with your children is one bonding activity that you can enjoy despite your busy and fast paced lifestyle.