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Whoo it is half term again. I love being at home with all the children. Time is passing by so fast and they are growing up so much that I do enjoy having them home. We try to have regular family nights and games night but it isn’t always easy as they are so busy and have active social lives (far better than mine if truth be told). This week coke have helped us make time for each other. Therefore Erin and I went shopping for snacks. You can see our pictures here.
Erin loves helping me with the shopping and is crafty at adding her favourites to the trolley! We were tasked with getting some coke and snacks for a family games night. We bought coke but also popcorn, crisps and dips. Plus a huge chunk of chocolate. I am quite good at making sure the children eat a healthy diet so games night is a time to relax the rules a bit!
Chloe and Dylan chose to play cards which is a family favourite. We take cards when we go on holiday and play them frequently! It is also a stealth way to practise mental maths as we play games like 21′s. Playing cards is great fun as there are so many different games and normally we take turns choosing the game. We can play cards when we have put Erin to bed if we are staying in travel lodge for something or other. Another firm favourite is the ‘logo game’ which as the name suggests involves recognising popular logos. That game really is a sign of the times and reinforces how important consumption is and how much we are influenced by brands. There are also similar games that can be down loaded on the iPad. However for family nights I prefer traditional board games rather than electronic versions. For me games night is a time to switch of from smart phones and iPads and actually play and talk together.
I think it is important to remember the power of play for all ages. I think sometimes we forget to play with older children like teens and believe play is for young children. However if you want to keep the channels of communication flowing between you and your teen this is a great way to do so.
Therefore I value our games nights and I know the children do to.