Board games can be an exceptional way to expand your thinking, vocabulary or survival skills. Games make excellent gifts for all ages and can be replayed for many years. Nowadays, young children are familiar with computers and the Internet so there are also websites accessible for games like family.ca and disney.go.com, which are best suited for school-aged children. There are also fun interactive websites like fisherprice.com and sesamestreet.org for preschoolers and toddlers.
Tom Brownlee, Owner of Games People Play Inc., located in North Hill Mall, has been selling games for over 20 years and shares his top 10 picks for the best family games.
Winter is in full swing and activities tend to run short when it comes to having fun with your kids indoors during these dreadfully cold months. When you have children that are infants or toddlers, being confined to four walls can feel like a prison. Finding ways to create a fun family atmosphere can be beneficial. One of these ways includes movie nights; nights like these work well for all ages and family dynamics and can be a fun, affordable way to endure the cold months. Renting or buying a couple of family movies can be a refreshing way to enjoy some family time and bond with your children.
Off to Grandmother’s house we go! And you’re driving - how can you make the long trip enjoyable with a baby along? There’s no question that marathon car trips with a baby on board take a good amount of planning and organization. But it can be done - and yes, it can even be fun.
Flying with young children may seem liking a daunting undertaking. After all we’ve probably all smiled sympathetically across the plane at a frazzled parent with their inconsolable infant or the bored-to-tears toddler. “Air travel with young children doesn’t have to consist of fussing and crying, with a little planning and a preparation, travel with children can go off without a hitch” says Lesley Keyter, The Travel Lady.
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