Play card games

Little girl playing a card game and smiling to camera

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Card games are a great way to spend time with your children – there are hundreds of different games to choose from – grab a book from the library or search the internet if you need ideas. Choose something age-appropriate, and take the time to teach your child how to play and the rules involved. Usually you just need a standard deck of 52 playing cards.

As your children get older they will often learn new card games from their friends. Ask them to teach you how to play so you can enjoy these games as a family as well.

Activities:

Indoor activities to try

Turn off the TV and try these fun indoor activities.

Tips:

Play One on One!

In this short and humorous clip with Peter Rowsthorn, he goes over the benefits of playing one-on-one with your children, even if you have more than one!