Not only do the kids' bodies move but also their minds. Playing is educational on so many levels.
But then sometimes it's really cold and rainy so we are stuck at home. Now it's totally up to us as parents to whether countdown the hours till bedtime or to make the best of these 4 hours after school.
I love taking my girls to the library but our favorite one opens on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
Plus, my girls go to school late, around 11:30 am so we have plenty of time indoors while the backyard is still cold and gloomy.
My girls' favorite activity these days is playing board games.
We got them four games against their will last Eid. They didn't know what to expect, they only wanted toys to play wit. But as for us, we knew for sure they're going to love them. I'm glad we got them.
I wish I was able to find the original versions of these games, but unfortunately they only sell the silly ones at toys stores. It turned out that It doesn't matter to the girls. They don't know what they're missing. They find the games super fun.
We play a couple of games every day now.
These games teach them discipline, patience, counting, thinking, focusing and sportsmanship.
They don't get upset if they lose now, they just ask if we can play again :)
My only wish now is to watch them play a game alone. We didn't get there yet. But we will, eventually :)