Skylanders Games Teach Problem Solving…And Addiction Behavior.
If you have a child over the age of 5, you’ve likely already heard of Skylanders. The video game/action figure hybrid has been a home-run for game-maker Activision.
The basic idea behind Skylanders is innocent enough: there are action-figures, or ‘Skylanders’, that you put on a portal and that toy becomes a living character inside the video game. Each Skylander has its own microchip to keep track of stats.
Only certain characters can perform certain tasks, so in order to get a more complete video game experience, your child needs to collect more and more toys.
This helps your child learn problem solving skills. Ask him which Skylander he needs, and he’ll tell you. And he’ll tell you … Read the rest [...]
The Mission for the New KidsIndoors.com:
Our mission is to provide parents everywhere with simple, entertaining and educational activities for kids of all ages. With more than 50% of new families living in heavily urbanized areas, having activities for kids to keep them physically and mentally engaged is more important than ever.
Of course, you could have your kids run wild at your local zoo. (Incidentally, here’s a website for free livingsocial promo codes. But that’s not a realistic option for every day (trust me, we’ve tried!). Since cities are a potentially more dangerous place for your kids to go outside and play (hazards include traffic, unsafe construction areas, more unsavory characters, etc.), having your child indoors is becoming the norm for most urban … Read the rest [...]
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Keeping Kids Indoors and Having Fun!
Having a group of elementary school-aged kids over for a party sounds like every parent’s worst nightmare. Especially if you want to keep them all indoors for the duration of the party: these kids have energy levels that even Olympic athletes couldn’t hope to match. Luckily there are lots of cool games you can play that require minimal effort on your part, but maximum fun for them!
1. Simon Says
This one is quite a hands on game…if you’re the narrator. But there are apps you can play on your smartphone that will operate the game for you. All you have to do is run the app and let the kids play the game themselves.
View ‘iSays’ in the … Read the rest [...]