Archive for January, 2018

Jan 30 2018

Indoor Playgrounds Provide a Needed Outlet During the Cold Winter Months

Commercial indoor jungle gym

These cold winter days are long ones for teachers in many parts of the country. When the wind chills are dangerously low and principals and teachers make the decision for indoor recess, children across the country face another day of little physical activity. And while there are many indoor games and activities that can help pass the time of a 20 to 30 minute free period, it is important to make sure that whenever possible students are allowed to get outside and enjoy the chance to get some physical exercise.
In as effort to address the problem of keeping kids healthy and addressing the problem that Nationally, the childhood obesity rate in America is at 18.5%, more and more schools are paying closer attention to the activity levels of students while they are at school. Not surprising, places

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Jan 10 2018

5 Family Activities To Spend More Time Together

family entertainmentIt might surprise you to know that about 67% of teenagers in the United States say they want to spend¬†more¬†time with their parents. Though it goes against what most people think they know about their teens, it should hearten parents of soon-to-be teens. To capitalize on the potential for your child’s desire to spend time with you, it helps to come up with some good family entertainment ideas. Here are just a few fun games to play to get you started.

  1. Poker
    If you have a close-knit family that’s fiercely competitive, various poker games might be a good idea. Teens won’t see it as childish, and they will get the chance to win some money along the way.
  2. Scrabble
    For the wordsmiths out there, Scrabble is an excellent way to hone your English skills and broaden your vocabulary. Make up new rules to keep it interesting. A fun additional rule for the game is allowing made up words if the player can define it well enough that everybody playing agrees to let it be played.
  3. Cards Against Humanity
    This one might not be for the more conservative parents, but your teen is guaranteed to love it. Mashing Madlibs and irreverent humor, you make full sentences as comical as possible.
  4. Risk
    This is for the strategists out there who have way too much time on their hands. Risk is a board game that pits player against player in the quest for total global domination. If you want to introduce your teen to strategy and critical thinking in an enjoyable environment, this might be the perfect family entertainment for you.
  5. Bingo
    If you have ever taken part in a bingo tournament, you know how intense it can get. Your whole family will be on the edge of their seats waiting for the chance to win big. Bingo games are perfect for families of all ages.

If you are interested in finding a fun and wholesome family entertainment activity to spend more time together, you have plenty of ideas to choose from. Think about what types of activities your family already do together, and find a new game to expand your interests together.