By Sophie Barcant, BA (Psyc), B.ED. Trainer, Facilitator, Parenting Coach/Consultant.
It’s vacation time. Have we gradually slipped into the habit of allowing our children and ourselves to overindulge with our screens? Vacation time is a good time to pull back on these habits and NOT free up to indulge more.
So how else to occupy them, you may ask? Play real games, indoor and outdoors and communicate of course. Grow your children’s minds. Play cards and board games which require thinking, strategy, problem solving, healthy competition and teamwork. Have you heard of Rummy-O card game? My oh my, does it ever require thinking and problem solving, great for ages 9–92!