Winter Fun Ages 5 and 7

Here are some toys that have recently been fun for us to play with (7yr old and 5yr old): Lego DOTS is building and creative play, without instructions:    We've also been enjoying this Harry Potter Lego:   Along with…

Indoor Family Fun in the Winter

1) One of our biggest hits was a bounce house!  We use it indoors in the basement with a mattress at the end of it, and it's a big hit.  I have them each see if they can bounce for 30 seconds.  They bounce and they try …

Review: Luigi's Mansion for Switch - it's great!

Both kids (ages 5 and 7) love playing Luigi's Mansion 3 on the Nintendo Switch.  We take turns, and have fun solving the puzzles.  Despite the "ghost" theme, it's not too scary.   The kids are also able to wo…

Fall Fun Outside

We've been learning about seasons and enjoying the fall outside. Here are some of the games which have been a hit:  1) Catching Leafs  There's 2 great ways to play:  a) Stand under where lots of leaves are falling. Try …

I recently learned about Board Game Arena a site to play board games online. Premium membership is $25/yr and comes with lots of games. I have yet to try the real-time video and chat with the game, but that seems like it might…

Looking at the stars

Looking at the stars is a great way to have fun at night and connect with your kids.  I asked my astrophysicist professor for recommendations for telescopes.   He says: For starting out, the best options are some astronomical bin…