I love games. We have a lot of games. A lot of games. And there are still so many games I want! We go in waves of playing and not playing them. Right now we're in a not-playing-them period. What a shame! So, I think I need a little nudge to change the tide. Here's my commitment: Each week I will pull out a game, put it out in our space & see what happens. I'm starting with a new favorite of ours (which also made a fun & fantastic Valentine this year).
It's great for practicing: addition, regrouping, place value & probability. (Which shouldn't deter "big kids" who already know how to do these things -- it's still a really fun family game!) It's easy for family members of all sizes to "play" together (when you toss in some extra dice) -- and there are no gameboard & markers to fuss about who moves what, know what I mean? The game length is easily adjustable. We bought a packaged game, but if you already have six dice and a cup, this site has the rules. It is so easy to learn and play. It's been a really nice way to wrap up the day -- it's calm, uncomplicated, and we do it together happily (unlike the teeth-brushing that tends to come after...)