Presentation on theme: "Family Game Night Get on Board! designed by: Margaret Shandorf Federal and State Programs."— Presentation transcript:
Family Game Night Get on Board! designed by: Margaret Shandorf Federal and State Programs
Why is Game Night Important? Game night is family time Parents and children get to have fun Parents and children interact
What do Children Achieve? Children learn how to participate in a family activity Children learn to take turns and share Children learn to play fair Children learn strategies and skills Children learn how to compete in a risk free environment Children build good self-esteem
What do Parents Achieve? Parents spend uninterrupted time with children Parents allow themselves to have fun Parents model game learning strategies Parents show how to play fair Parents and children have good conversation Parents see their children in a happy environment
How to Prepare for Game Night? Plan ahead, do not do this last minute Make this part of your weekly plan Have a good attitude Get the whole family involved Talk about it and build the enthusiasm for the event Celebrate and have fun. It is a win- win situation for the whole family
How to Prepare? Make sure you choose games that are appropriate for your child’s age Possible games are: Memory, Old Maid, Go Fish, Monopoly, Trivia, Tic Tac Toe, Boggle, Scrabble, Hi Ho Cherrio, Concentration, Operation, and Candy Land Let the children take part in choosing Set the time and date each week for the same time Make sure that there are no interruptions Teach children ground rules “play fair” Tell children no complaining allowed
Results Share in a 3 minute discussion with someone. What makes family game night a WIN-WIN situation? Have you had family game nights at your house? What makes this activity fun for all? What games do you think are appropriate for your child?