Bringing Old Family Games Into the Digital World

Bringing Old Family Games Into the Digital World

The Lasting Fun of Old Games

In today's world, we spend a lot of time looking at screens. But old family games like Charades and Pictionary are still really special. They take us back to fun times filled with laughter and talking with each other. These games have been a big part of family fun for a long time and help create happy memories. But now that we have so much technology, we might forget about these old games. Good news, though – we can make them exciting again by adding a bit of new tech!

How to Inspire a Reluctant Reader

Stop sparring with your kiddos and try these tactics
Let's face it—some adolescents approach reading with all the enthusiasm of a snail on a Monday morning. This can be aggravating and demoralizing as a parent or educator (since we all know the value of reading), but we’ve got some ideas on how to ignite a new obsession between reluctant readers and words.

How to Inspire a Reluctant Reader

6 Gift Ideas for Your Gamer Teen

If you're like most parents, you want to get your teenager the perfect Christmas gift. But with all the demands of school and friends, it can be tough to figure out what's going on in your teen's life - let alone find a gift they'll love.

Gaming is one of the most popular activities for teenagers, and chances are your teen is a gamer. This will, fortunately, make it easier to find a gift they'll love. Whether your teen loves the latest console games, PC gaming, or mobile games, many amazing and creative gifts will appeal to gamers of all ages. To help you out, here are six ideas to help you choose the perfect present for your gaming teen this Christmas.

Family Games to Play While Stuck at Home

If you are looking or ideas to keep the family entertained this holiday season since most of us are quarantined, I thought I would share some super fun games to play for kids of all ages. I have separated them each into their own age categories and have made sure to include the manufacturers recommended ages as well. Please comment below letting me know which game you think your family would enjoy.

Family Game Ideas

How Moms Can Enjoy Fantasy Sports

Although it might typically be men that enjoy the world of fantasy sports, sports simulation games can have a number of benefits for moms, too, especially if they are stay-at-home parents or struggle to stay occupied while the kids are at school. If you want to find out how you can enjoy fantasy sports and find the game that is right for you, read on.

Gift Ideas for The Gamer

Since my husband has picked up the hobby again and my son is a newly interested gamer, I thought I would make a gift guide full of gift ideas for the gamer. Whether your gamer likes to play on PC, XBox, or Playstation, I believe there is something here for everyone to enjoy!

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These 5 Activities Are Great For Toddler Brain Training

Many parents find it is relatively easy to care for their child’s nutritional needs given the abundance of literature and information available. However, developing your child’s brain in dynamic and interesting ways is equally important.

Toddler brain training is vital to allow their natural curiosity and interest in the external world to flourish. The habits you set down in these early years can provide them with a lifelong love of learning. This can help them be mentally healthy and successful in all their future pursuits. It all starts with some simple activities you can do with your toddler today.

Let’s look at five specific activities you can do with your child to facilitate your toddler’s brain development.

Keeping Cool In Summer with TCG Games

We are in full blown summer fun our house, but it sure has been a rainy one. Whenever we have had a chance, we have been getting out. We have had so many parties to go to where it even rained at those! And what do you do when the weather is bad and you have two cooped up kids to entertain all day? Board games are a great idea especially when you can take them on the go too!

What better than some fun games to play from TCG Toys?!

5 Benefits of Puzzles for Children

Right from the days of being a toddler, we all have memories of indulging in solving an extensive number of puzzles. Parents tend to sit with their children and make them play these due to their wide-ranging importance for the exercise of minds. The way puzzles manage to challenge children makes them apply every ounce of their mental strength and capabilities, thereby allowing them to experience adverse situations and honing skills. Hence, they seem to act as a learning tool for the children, whether they be 5 or even 15.

5 Benefits of Puzzles for Children

This article intends to delve into the positive aspects of solving puzzles for children and discuss the benefits that accrue to them.

Rainy Day Spring Break Fun with TCG Toys + Giveaway

It is Spring Break this week at our house. My husband had to work this week, so no vacations for us. And exploring the world will have to wait until another time. And that's fine. We love exploring where we live locally too. My issue is what do you do when the weather is bad and you have two cooped up kids to entertain all day?

What better than some fun games to play from TCG Toys?!

Give the Gift of STEM Creativity with Klutz Games

STEM is an acronym for the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. It has become increasingly important to expose your children to STEM education as early as possible. That's why I love that so many games are being created for children that do just that.

This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Klutz. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.

When I received the Klutz Maker Lab: Circuit Games Build & Play 5 Games! to test out, I was excited because we would have the opportunity to build and play five different circuit games. Here is a little snippet about the game:

Enjoying Summer Rainy Days with Pressman & Goliath Games

We have had so many rainy days this summer! But that's okay! My kiddos love to play games and we received some fun ones that I am excited to share with you. And then you can enter to win them too!

Disney/Pixar Cars 3: Driven to Win Video Game Giveaway

Enter for your chance to win (1) copy of the Cars 3: Driven to Win video game. Retail value of $60

Stay School Ready with Catch & Learn Game + Giveaway

My daughter just graduated Kindergarten and I have been stressing this summer making sure she doesn't forget anything she learns last year. The thing is, I don't want her to stress about it. I still want her to have fun and enjoy her summer break. I was recently sent this fun game from PlaSmart called Catch and Learn. It's "the educational game where you fish for answers".

Match It Up Game - Help Kindergarteners Use Numbers as Adjectives

Anyone planning on doing a little homeschooling this summer? I want to give my child a break, but I also don't want her to forget everything she has learned this year. So we have been researching fun and creative ways for her to continue her education this summer.

Match It UpCheck out this excellent way to practice ordinal numbers, or numbers that identify order within a group. First, find a deck of playing cards. Second, divide the deck by suit. Third, you're ready to play! You and your child will have endless fun trying to match numbers as you turn over cards. Practice saying the numbers together, and your kid will be a pro at using numbers as adjectives in no time!

You're Invited to Family Game Night + Giveaway

Ovation Brands is hosting Family Game Night and you're Invited! The Ovation Brands® portfolio of restaurants, which includes: Old Country Buffet®, Ryan’s®, HomeTown® Buffet, and Country Buffet®, will be partnering with PlayMonster™ to make Family Night all about fun and games.

PlayMonster™ is a toy and game company that believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Delivering great play value by designing, manufacturing and marketing quality products like the award-winning The Game of THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Mirari®, Perplexus®, Yeti in My Spaghetti®, Stinky Pig™, Farkle, Chrono Bomb®, OK to Wake!®, Lauri®, Stratego®, Roominate™, and Wooly Willy® is how PlayMonster™ helps keep play alive for all ages.

Starting June 16, restaurants will offer popular PlayMonster™ games like Yeti in My Spaghetti® and Stack Attack® on Thursdays for eight weeks of family-friendly fun paired with educational activities.

Family Night takes place every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. The following are scheduled activities from June 16 through August 4, 2016.