Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Did you know that it's a thing for 6-year-olds to love playing games? I didn't until I read this book I told you about before.
While I'm recommending a book, I want to say something that's been milling about in my mind for a bit.
People say "I don't read parenting books" and that's fine....kind-of. I think that's silly, honestly. I do think don't read anything and everything, especially if you're desperate. Like if you're delirious from lack of sleep with a newborn (or two), don't read all the books about sleep methods that don't tie in with your values. If you're a co-sleeper, don't read Gina Ford. And so on.
But when you're not in a desperate stage, it's just wise to read up some and catch a few tips here and there.
It's just the same how we read parenting blogs, don't you think?
And now I'll step off my soapbox.
Back to the games...
D and I often say "this was the holiday of the .............." like there was a Ballito holiday once where the kids collected those tiny pellets from toy guns on the boardwalk every single day.
This last holiday was the holiday of card and board games.
They are insatiable. There's almost no point to packing the cards or Ludo away. Or the backgammon. And some other games I don't even know the names of....
I'm not a fan of games myself. Most of it feels like chance, and I prefer to use my brain. I do like 30 seconds and Pictionary, but I've told you before, D and I have to play on the same team.
I do like the kids playing because you get AWESOME photos like this set.
K will play the games up to a point but then she wants to draw or doodle or make things.
Do you like playing games?
Which are your favourites?
Do your kids like playing games too? Which games?