Family fun: the antidote to busy days
Making a regular time for your family to focus on fun with each other contributes to family bonding and healthy family functioning. Research has shown that parent-child play has positive impacts on many aspects of child development. It helps to develop language skills, attachment among family members, understanding of how to engage effectively in social relationships, exploratory behaviors that kids need to become problem solvers, and much more.
So why not start a fun new tradition in your home by launching a weekly or monthly family game night?
Starting a family game night
If you like the idea of establishing a family game night in your home, the first step is clearing your calendar once a week or once a month or however often you want to set aside for this type of family togetherness. The frequency is less important than the commitment to do it regularly and predictably. You want your kids to look forward to it and to count on it.
Steps for game night success
Provided By Susan J. Oliver, Tropomedia
This information is provided on behalf of the toy experts at your neighborhood toy store.