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Great games for Family Bonding

09th Mar 2015  [30 views]

great games for family bonding

Isn’t it great when we spend time with our family members? To instill that feeling in kids, it’s important to start working on building a strong bond right from the start. Kids must learn to sit down and spend time with family members on a daily basis. Be it reading a book together, sharing what happened throughout the day, conversations on general topics etc. Our blog Play with your child! That’s what they really want was all about the importance of this. Playing board games together is an excellent way of strengthening this bond. The whole family sits down together, they think about nothing but the game, kids learn to take turns, they learn social skills, they learn that cheating is bad. The list of good things coming out playing games together is endless! Read our blog on Are we teaching life skills to our children through board games. To add some interesting options to your kitty, here are a few unique family game suggestions to engage kids. Hope you enjoy them!

World Bingo: Bingo, also called Tambola is a very popular game around the world. This games helps children learn about countries in the world. Everyone gets an erasable world map with different countries marked out. The referee starts calling out names of countries from the calling board. Everyone that has the country called out marked on their map can strike it out. The game continues till the 1st person strikes out all the countries in their continent. This is the 1st Bingo “King/Queen of the Continent”. The 1st person who strikes out all the countries on their map is the “King/Queen of the World”. This game increases the children’s general knowledge and also poses as a challenge to the adults memory. This is an educational game which is also fun to play. Click here to buy World Bingo.

A Day in the Jungle: This game is an adventure in socio-emotional learning. Take a walk in the jungle and be ready to explore. Meet the animals and see who is being good. Is the elephant taking care of the sick? Is the monkey sharing his toys? Join them all as they help, care, share and show courtesy to each other. Sometimes, the animals are in danger too! Will you be able to spot what they are up to? Match the two dice to a square on your board, and put a chip to mark to it. The first one to mark any 4 squares in any one row or column or a diagonal line gets to shout “Jungle Love”! A fun bingo style game that focuses on building key relationship skills. This game is social and interactive. Click here to buy A Day in the Jungle.

Rolling Tales: This game is about oral and written storytelling. The 9 different dice consist of 6 objects or characters dice and 3 feelings dice. The dice spark the imagination to help children make a story of their own. The character or object dice have images whereas the feelings dice have the feeling word printed on it. Children, let’s see how imaginative and good are you at Story Telling. Roll the dice and tell a story! An excellent game for working on your imagination and story telling skills. Click here to buy Rolling Tales.

Vanavaas – Game of Life: The word “Vanavaas” is an Indian term, known since the days of Ramayana. This game depicts the journey of Lord Ram, and his wife Sita and his brother Lakshman inside a forest. Played with traditional long dice (pasa), this game educates the young children of today about Ramayana and introduces the three characters in a fun way that is easily absorbed and retained. Click here to buy Vanavaas – Game of Life.

Eureka! Word Picture Memory: Time to test your memory! Every card has an object printed and labeled on it. Read the object on the card and flip it over, recording in your brains the place where the cards have been placed. The first player to move through all the squares wins the game. A great game for sharpening your memory! Click here to buy Eureka! Word Picture Memory.

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