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Video Games for Families to Play Together

Video Games for Families to Play Together

For as long as I can remember, playing video games has been way of connecting and spending time with my family.

I vividly remember when my big brother got the original Nintendo with Duck Hunt. We were in our cozy family den with my brother and sister, so excited to try it out. And he finally let me try it too! Guess what - I wasn’t very good at it, but I loved watching my brother play.

4 Reasons to Cook with Your Kids

4 Reasons to Cook with Your Kids

My son and I are sitting on the floor playing with blocks, passing the time on a rainy day. He wants to have a snack and he keeps talking about “ola bars” (which is his adorable 4 year old way of asking for granola bars)

I mentally go through the recipe in my head and check the cabinets to see if we have all the ingredients. Indeed we do. So I pull out the bowls, the ingredients and a spoon.

Play Matters

Play Matters

Play is the best way for children to learn. Play helps children figure out how to interact with one another. Play helps children figure out how to problem solve, make decisions, collaborate and work together as a team. Play is crucial for children to develop socially and cognitively. Play is a part of nature - even animals learn through play.  Play should be a part of everyday life. Adults and children should take some time to play every day. It's the best way to learn plus it's fun.

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