Each Sunday we make time to sit down together as a family and to either watch a movie or to play a board game. Rather than moping over the weekend coming to a close, we try to distract ourselves from the week ahead with some rest and relaxation as a family.
Playing board games is hugely beneficial to all involved, especially children. Board games can teach children a vast array of both simple and complex life skills including:
Learning to take turns
Building patience and understanding of others
Learning how to accept loss
Building concentration skills
Learning how to read others facial expressions and body language
Building tactical thinking skills
Learning how to deal with competition
Exercising and keeping the brain active
How to deal with pressure and time limits
Learning how to work effectively as a team member
The 5 Second Rule Junior Edition Board Game
We were recently sent the ‘5 Second Rule Junior Board Game‘ to play and to review.…
The Magic Of Play
We all love to have a little bit of magic in our lives, this especially applies to children as they are yet to fully understand the World in which they live and the concepts of Science.
To actually witness magic in the making is somewhat of a thrill. I myself love to watch a good magic trick and since having children have learnt how to perform a few of my own tricks to stun and amaze my little ones.
As a child light can be a fairly magical concept, as we wake each morning the sun rises and as we settle down to sleep the sun sets making way for the moon to cast its subtle glow.…
Ahoy Matey! Welcome Aboard #TuesdayTreasures
Welcome to this weeks #TuesdayTreasures blog linky with myself and the lovely Angela from Adventures In Websterland.
#TuesdayTreasures is for bloggers from all walks of life, whether you are a parenting, lifestyle or any other type of blogger you are welcome to join in and to share your posts new and old.
The Blog With The Booty
Each week one post which has been added to the #TuesdayTreasures linky is selected by both Angela and myself to share with you all resulting in two winning posts (a winner is chosen by each of us).
This week I was particularly impressed with some of the tips and advice listed in a fantastically honest post titled ‘How To Cope During Pregnancy With A Toddler‘ written by Lucy from ‘Me,Being Mummy’.…
It’s been a week since my tooth extraction and I can finally say that I’m feeling a whole lot better. I have been in so much pain it’s been unreal!
A few days after having my wisdom tooth ripped out I contracted an infection in the wound and the whole thing became so inflamed that I was barely able to conduct a conversation never mind eat or drink.
Thankfully I now feel a little better and I can now happily chat and munch away to my heart’s content. I am still using mild pain relief but otherwise I am over the worst.…
Welcome to this weeks edition of #LivingArrows where I share the proof that shock horror- my children are actually able to share!
Until now asking my children to share anything has often resulted in a full blown tantrum including screaming, crying, stomping and the odd door being slammed. Thankfully as the kids have grown older they have learnt that spitting the dummy isn’t particularly effective in promoting friendship or play.
E was rather lucky to receive a Furby Connect from Santa for Christmas. This rather bright pink, fluffy, noisy little Monster has since become a firm favourite with both of the kids and is so well used that the damn thing requires new batteries almost every twenty-four hours.…