Video games are present in almost every home in America. In fact, according to the Entertainment Software Association, in 2009, 68 percent of American households played video or computer games. While playing video games in moderation isn?t likely to affect the family in a negative way, if playing video games interferes with family life, the effects of video games on the family must be analyzed.
Water games entertain children of all ages. Whether you have only a hose, a bucket of water or a whole swimming pool, you can mix structured and unstructured play and water activities to amp up the fun factor. Young children often find water play calming. Older children use water and swimming to sharpen their skills, while teenagers see water as a setting for socializing. No matter what water fun you plan, provide a variety of simple floating, fishing, bobbing and tossing tools to integrate into games.
When you think of games for kids, your favorite childhood board games might come to mind. Popular games such as Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Memory and Go Fish have spanned generations of families. They’re the board games children cut their teeth on before playing more complicated games such as Monopoly and Scrabble. But there are also many fun games that don’t come in a box.
When hosting a Halloween party for kids, age-appropriate outdoor Halloween party games can add to the fun. In addition to providing structured activities for the children, which can help prevent chaos, outdoor party games will decrease your clean-up time and make your party one that the children will remember fondly.