Friday, January 29, 2010

Family Meals

Do your kids rush through dinner and bolt from the table? Try these ideas to build quality family timr into your dinner hour.

Keep the converstaion light. Focus on the events of the day or fun weekend plans ahead. Of course, praising your children for a job well don at school or home is always welcome!

Take turns. Ask each person to tell one interesting thing he or she learned during the day. That includes you, too! You might mention something you read in the newspaper or learned about at work.

Play a game. Try the "name game". Start with the name of someone famous (George Washington). Go around the table taking turns calling out another well-know person or character with the same first or last name (Curious George, George Washington Carver). Another fun game is DT's own Wiz Kidz. Pull out a catagory and a letter and think of as many things that fit.

posted by:
Cara Retz
Educational Leader, Discovery Toys

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