The Importance of GamesMar 21st, 2010 | By Jessica Parnell | Category: General Homeschool Posts, Lead Article
Tonight she rallied all of us together to play a good game of Pit. Soon sounds of “Two, two, two, one, one one, three, three, three,” filled the kitchen along with a few screams and a lot of laughter.
When I tucked her in tonight I asked what she loved so much about games. She didn’t hesitate: “They’re fun and when we get together we laugh a lot and don’t fight. It’s good family time.”
She is so right.
I often use game time as learning time. Selecting games that teach is what I would call one of my fortes and somehow the ideas do come fairly easily. We use games like Pictionary to review what we have learned about a particular historical event or scientific principle, 20 Questions to identify various historical figures we’ve studied, Twister, Bingo, Memory match . . . you name it, we play it.
But the games for games sake are the ones that draw us together as a family. And isn’t that why so many choose to homeschool?
So I encourage you this week to pull out a game and just have fun.
And don’t be surprised if you climb into bed that night with a smile on your face and a memory to keep.
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