Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Playing Board Games With Preschoolers
While I was playing Candy Land with the twins today, I think time slowed down.
In SUPER S-L-O-W M-O-T-I-O-N we crawled along the board with our game pieces, only to be sent back again and again.
"Oh no! I drew Mr. Minty!" (GROAN)
The whole thing was further complicated by:
1) Little Boy's threats to jump to the finish line regardless of the cards' directions. (Him: "I win!" Me: "Um. You can't win while the rest of us are out of the room.")
2) Little Girl's ill-wishing of her brother. ("I hope he gets Plumpy!" "Please let him get stuck in Molasses Swamp!")
We had to reshuffle the cards THREE times. I thought the game would never end.
Still, at least game-playing teaches them good sportsmanship. Right?
Little Boy paused in his gloating over winning to reassure me. "You losed, Mom! But you did good losing."