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Maybe you think your children have been spending too much time watching videos or playing computer games. Maybe you are feeling isolated from them and want to have some quality time with them. If you’ve been looking for some ways to have fun with your children, these old-fashioned ideas will help. Life is stressful today, and it seems we’re always on the go. You and your children will feel enriched by the experience of spending some time together, away from the computer and television.

Playing board games like Scrabble and Monopoly is fun, entertaining, and educational. The whole family can join in the excitement of seeing who has the most money at the end of a Monopoly game. Learning new words through Scrabble will help your children in school. Younger children can play Chutes and Ladders, Candyland, or other games to help them learn about becoming a good sport.

Jigsaw puzzles come in all sizes and shapes. Children love to put the pieces together to see the finished product. Doing puzzles helps children to use their minds creatively and teaches them patience. For smaller children, there are many puzzles made of wood, cardboard, and plastic.

Making things with your kids brings about a sense of togetherness. Whether you make cookies, Christmas ornaments, or other projects, your children will learn about organization and following directions from the projects you do with them. These skills will help them when they start working with other people.