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Games, games, games

27 July, 2010

The Parnell Family love games.  Silly Sentences Game

We have an enormous cupboard full of games and puzzles.  Carcassonne

We have board games, card games and tile gameMousehunts.  We have computer games, Wii games, iPhone games and online games.  We have computer games, Wii games, iPhone games and online games.

We play outdoor games and indoor games.  cricketWord games, number games and “finding” games.  Our life is filled with games.

Ice Cream Cone Maths

As much as fun is one of our family values, there is more than just fun going on with playing games.  We can learn (and teach) so much from playing games.

Games teach social skills like turn taking and good sportsmanship.  Games teach thinking skills like planning, strategy, analysing and predicting.  Games teach mathematical skills such as estimation, addition, subtraction, probability and chance.  Games teach physical skills such as throwing, catching, running, jumping and countless other ways to move your body.  Games teach language skills such as describing, explaining, summarising, listening, speaking clearly and reading.  Games unite us as a family and give us a great amount of pleasure.

What’s your favourite game?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 4 August, 2010 2:41 am

    “Thank you for share this look my blog too! It’s about games

  2. techtrojan permalink
    4 September, 2010 4:01 am

    What about computer games and tech?

  3. lilymylove permalink
    9 December, 2010 2:49 pm

    Is there something about online games?

    • 14 December, 2010 9:40 am

      What do you mean?

      Mark and I play some online games but we try not to devote too much time and mental energy to these things.

  4. 10 January, 2012 6:33 am

    puzzles games is great!

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