U-Build Monopoly, Snap Circuits, Playmobil and Magnetic Tiles have been taking over the floor of the living room. In all of these, the kids are involved in creative problem solving, negotiation, cooperation, and navigating social situations. I’m constantly amazed at how much the kids learn and stretch themselves in the context of play. To read more about how we play and what we prioritize, check out my post over at My Little Poppies.
If you have kids between the ages of 4-8, I cannot recommend the game Obstacles by eeBoo highly enough. It’s amazing. Basically, it’s a cooperative story telling and problem solving experience. There are no winners or losers, and there’s lots of opportunity for collaboration and encouragement as the kids flex their problem solving muscles. You…
Sometimes, life is big, flashy, exciting, post-worthy. But most of the time, life, especially with littles, is pretty repetitive.
What we’ve been noticing more and more is that when our kids feel safe, protected, that they will be treated fairly, then they are more likely to be generous. When they feel threatened, they cling to what they have.