All Blog Posts Tagged 'games' (74)

Negotiating a game of Calvinball

Like many other very cool people, I am a fan of Calvin & Hobbes. And because of that, I know the rules of Calvinball:

  1. You make up the rules as you go along.
  2. You can't play the game the same way…
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Added by Lauren Markman on September 12, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

How to make the most of time with your toddler

A toddler is essentially a child who is very mentally absorbing and physically active. He or she is in the most wonderful stage of growing up. Not only he or she knows how things go around, but also knows their interests and demands are completed and adhered to by parents. Their main motivation to be active though, according to parents,  is to always keep parents on their toes. Online websites make for the best type of thing to help parents have the right kind of way to spend…

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Added by Julia Gomes on June 13, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments

Beat the clock

A few days ago my husband watched me compile my to-do list for the weekend. When I paused for a moment, he commented, "That's a lot of stuff to do in one weekend." I had three immediate thoughts:…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 4, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Why I love our Wednesdays

Wednesdays are the best days of the week for me - Wednesdays are our family days.

On Wednesday mornings, I try to do something special with my son before I take him to school: Give him a new maze to do; complete a worksheet; read a short book together. It's my way of spending those few extra moments with him that he wants and needs.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 19, 2014 at 6:16am — 2 Comments

Pirate Theme Birthday Party Ideas

Have I mentioned previously how much I love Pinterest? I went on there to create a board for Pirate theme goodies just so I can have an easy place to keep track of things I found. After searching their site for additional ideas, I came across much better ideas than I originally had. Things I can do myself, which means I can save money (yay)!



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Added by Ronda on March 9, 2014 at 8:49pm — No Comments

20 Fun Ways to Teach Children Their Colors

Did you know that you can teach your child how to sort by color without spending a ton of money?  Look around your house and you can easily find a wide variety of items that you can use to teach your child their colors.  For example you can use cereal, gummy bears, articles of clothing, blocks, construction paper, and a variety of other object around…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Guys and dolls (no, not the musical)

If I was to give my son a baby doll today, he would hand it back to me with a "no thank you, Mommy," and continue playing with a car or truck. I know this, because I've tried it. This just tells me that

  1. I did a good job drilling manners into him. Did you read how polite that was? Go me!
  2. He's just…
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Added by Lauren Markman on January 15, 2014 at 6:29am — 2 Comments

Why I'm thankful my husband is a gamer

I married a gamer; and I am glad that I did.

Playing video games is just one of my husband's many hobbies. It is one that we occasionally do together (before I was pregnant, we used to have Wii Wednesdays where I would do my best to defeat him at bowling and tennis). But playing video games is not something I engage in as often as he would probably like. (Sorry,…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 13, 2014 at 7:02am — 4 Comments

Family game night: AKA Fight Night

We like to play games in our family: Board games and card games have taken over our Wednesday evenings. My son is now old enough to enjoy UNO (he loves skipping people), and Go Fish, and he has long been an expert at Candy Land and Hi-Ho Cherry-O. I love that these games teach him how to take turns and follow the rules and that everyone loses sometimes. As he gets older, I have visions of us playing Clue and Life and popping up some…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 7, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

'Tis the Season for Gazillion Dollar Wish Lists

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Remember the good old days when your kids would be perfectly happy with the giant cardboard box their gifts came in?  Give 'em some markers, and they were entertained for…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 5, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where The Oregon Trail has lead us: Educational video games

Many wagons fail to make it all the way to Oregon...

I played The Oregon Trail in school. That doesn't make me feel old, because that game is still going - see here. I learned lots of stuff from playing the game, like family members could die from measles. Or typhoid. Or…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 25, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

Busted!

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Until you become an adult, you never really understand that your parents really WERE looking out for your best interests when you were a kid.  As much as you thought they were unfair and totally out to ruin your life, they really did kinda know what they were doing (most of the time anyway).…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 30, 2013 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

10 Unique & Classic Car Games for Kids

Sometimes it can be hard to come up with activities for any car ride, long or short. We have come up with some unique ideas as well as some classic car games to help cut down the number of times you hear, “Are we there yet!?!”…

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Added by Heather Kline Lipe on August 6, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Declutter Your Home – Earn Cash For Your Unwanted Items

Do you have a bunch of stuff that you are no longer using in your home?  Is your unwanted junk just sitting in your house collecting dust?  Instead, of throwing all of your unwanted items in the trash why not turn those unwanted items into cash or donate your unwanted items to the charity of your choice.  If you are ready to get rid of your unwanted…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 3, 2013 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Video Games Live Symphony



***WARNING: This post contains a lot of photos.***



We have a ritual in our family, that after the end of the school year, J & I offer the boys a congratulatory gift. It's our way of saying thanks for doing your best in school, you're done so let's party!!!…





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Added by SRM on June 9, 2013 at 11:31am — No Comments

Ring Around the Rosie: Learn The Truth Behind This Popular Nursery Rhyme and Game

Do you remember playing Ring Around the Rosie as a child?  I do!  I remember playing this game when I was fairly young.  When my son came home from daycare a few days ago saying “posies, posies” while grabbing his older brother’s hand.  I was trying to figure out what he was talking about.  My son…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 8, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Remember Cross Country USA and other old games?

For years I have been thinking about the games I used to play in elementary school. The games were grainy, and kind of slow...but that didn't matter because they were still so much fun. Then fast forward to today, I saw my brother in law watching a game on his Ipad and it wasn't until I saw a triangle appear on the screen that I realized he wasn't watching a game, he was playing a game. Technology has come so far! Our children…

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Added by Ronda on April 21, 2013 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Remember Cross Country USA and other old games?

For years I have been thinking about the games I used to play in elementary school. The games were grainy, and kind of slow...but that didn't matter because they were still so much fun. Then fast forward to today, I saw my brother in law watching a game on his Ipad and it wasn't until I saw a triangle appear on the screen that I realized he wasn't watching a game, he was playing a game. Technology has come so far! Our children…

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Added by Ronda on April 21, 2013 at 11:01pm — No Comments

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