101 Family Vacation Games: Have Fun While Traveling, Camping, Or Celebrating at Home

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Hunter House, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 132 pages
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Playing with your offspring helps parents to meet their children as equals and to bring fun and laughter into family life. When we laugh and have fun together, tensions are dissolved, and we come fully alive. In this age of electronic media, families are simply forgetting the many wonderful ways of playing together.

101 FAMILY VACATION GAMES includes different types of games new and old and from all around the world that create a wonderful repertoire for parents to explore with their families. The author encourages parents to use games as a parenting skill and finds that parents who do this cause their families to blossom and bubble over with vitality.

Although the book focuses on games for families on vacation, the games can be used for any time when parents or other adults want to engage with children in a positive and fun-filled manner, helping the children to learn and laugh, and building lasting relationships between children and adults.

The book includes games to play at the beach, camping, in the car, on the plane, at picnics, at vacation homes, and at birthday parties. Some sample games: Word Tennis, Treasure Hunt, Pebble Pictures, Storytelling Starters.

Age level is 4 and up.
 

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User Review  - momathwtk - LibraryThing

This book is written by the author of the “Smart Fun” series of game books. Other titles include 101 Music Games for Children, 101 Games for Children, 101 Improv Games for Children and Adults, 101 ... Read full review

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User Review  - wiseasgandalf - LibraryThing

I admit it. Although I am a creative person, sometimes after a long day at work or a long drive to a vacation spot, I am exhausted. Flipping on a video screen is an all-too-common cop-out to using my ... Read full review

Contents

Travel Games
6
Games at the Vacation Destination
21
Beach Games
31
Sand Figures
59
Outdoor Games
66
Games to Play at Home
74
Birthday Party Games
89
Games for Babies and Young Children
110
Appendix
123
The Games Arranged by Specific Categories
130
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About the author (2007)

Shando Varda is a storyteller, musician, community artist, teacher, workshop leader and playleader from kindergarten to corporate levels. Inspired in the 1970's by the New Games Foundation's approach to cooperative play, he now teaches and leads play with people of all ages. He lives in Lyme Regis, Wales.

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