Family game night is something that I honestly plan on instilling for 2015. You might ask why I don’t start now and the fact remains that I still have one that is not quite old enough and trying to juggle a toddler while trying to play games is something that I just do not do well. I do think that 2015 is going to be an amazing new year for us filled with lots of fun thanks to innovative companies like Playroom Entertainment that offer up some great games for your family.
Tips for Starting Your Own Family Game Night
**Choose Games That Will Be Great for Everyone—One of the requirements of a good family game night in our house is that the games can be played by everyone. Playroom Entertainment offers a HUGE line of games so that you can find something that is going to be perfect for your family.
**Find Games that Teach While You are Playing—One of the things that I personally love more than anything else is being able to teach the kids something in a fun way. When you have a great game that teaches it is a great way for your kids to learn while you are having fun. M is for Mouse is one of these games. It helps your child work on putting words together which I love since I have one that is just getting ready to start 1st grade.
**Find Games that are Quick—I love finding games that we can play quickly. Let’s face it, kids do not have a long attention span (or at least most that I know do not) so if you have a long game it can end up being more stressful than fun. Herding Cats is a great game to play with your kids and it only lasts 15 minutes so a great length of time for mine.
**Choose Games that Will Interest Older Kids Too—Of course since we have an age range that spans almost 8 years it can be hard to always find games that are perfect for everyone. Say What You Meme is one of those games that is better for older kiddos and one that we love playing with Andrew.
**Have Some Fine Time Just for Mom and Dad—Since I love family game night I also love having some fun playing games with my husband and friends. Geek Out! Pop Culture Party is a really fun game that we have enjoyed countless times. It is so much fun in fact that I have been trying to figure out how I can arrange to fit it in our backpacks when we head off on a mommy/daddy weekend away next week.
Family game night can be tailored just for your family when you pick the right games. Thankfully Playroom Entertainment can make choosing the right games simple for you and you can be sure that you will have a lot of fun.
This blog post was written by Amanda Walton for Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog.