Tune out the "Mom, I'm bored" when you tune your kids into board games. Yes, ol' skool but still cool—board games engage kids through counting, decision making skills and literacy. A great alternative to electronic and screen powered kid entertainment. A board game can occupy your kids while you answer an email or provide whole family entertainment. These three board games are sure to please...
Monopoly: 2-4 players. Counting. Literacy. Someone gets to be the "bank." We also played this at the cottage...where the winner got out of setting the table for the night. Win-Win situation.
Bananagrams: Play solo or up to 5 players. Literacy. We play bananagrams in both English and French (nice for a bilingual family like ours). Very travel friendly.
We all have board games in our closets and often forget to give them a second look. They can connect the family while disconnecting from the electronic devices. In this technological age...it's important to turn off the screens and turn on our kids.