We have been going through something here. A kid who has always been pretty good about entertaining herself some of the time has been giving me a lot of grief about being “SOOOOO BORED.”
“What can I do next?”
Part of this, I think, stems from having her Grandma and Grandpa here visiting. For a week or more someone was always paying her attention. Also the fact that now that she’s in school she has time laid out for her every afternoon and activities keep moving along – with songs for transitioning even.
When we were in PEI this summer my mother taught the kid to play Go Fish and they’ve played a few times since we got back. When Grandma and Grandpa were here they kept her entertained with Candyland and Chutes and Ladders a few times.
This was good…
A little while ago one of my blogger buddies mentioned that she and her daughter play Uno. Now, Uno was one of my favourite games when I was a kid, around 7 or 8 I think, and I had thought the kid might be too young, but Bit of Momsense’s daughter is just a bit older, so I bought it and we gave it a try.
Turns out the kid loves it. I have to help her and remind her of the rules sometimes, but she knows her numbers and colours and she can do it.
This week after two long games of Uno we had some errands to run and I decided we would buy her a new game. Together we chose Quelf Jr.
We played together as a family and the kid was giggling the entire time.
I love board games as a kid. My sister and I used to play all the classics – Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Clue, Careers, The Game of Life, Boggle, Scattergories (which is still her favourite). It was a great way to spend our time and I am very, very excited that my kid is showing the same affinity for them.
I have Trouble set aside for Christmas and I think that one is going to be a big hit. And maybe after she goes to bed we can share some more grown up games with our houseful of guests.
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