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5 Board Games That Can Improve Reading Skills

Family game nights are a great way to spend time together, but what about adding a little bit extra to the mix?

What if we, as parents, made a teensy-tiny more of an effort to sneak in some learning along the way?  We can add in little number recognition practice by playing bingo, or work on quick addition skills with dice games.  We can help kids practice some critical thinking by doing family brain teasers or even strategy with simple card games like Rummy, Uno, or Spades.

The cool thing is that many of the board games we played as children can do more for our kids than just be fun ways of passing time together.

Try sneaking in some reading with these 5 board games:

Majority Rules:  this game gives players a chance to see Democracy in action! Reading, voting, and writing, imaginations run wild with this game.

Life: There’s a whole lot of chance in this classic board game, but there’s also a whole lot of reading.

Monopoly: Yes, you may need to set aside a good chunk of time to play this favorite board game, but who cares because your kids will be reading more than you think!

Apples to Apples: A super-fun family game that will get players thinking and laughing and stretching their minds, since every single card requires reading.  It’s all about comparing with this game, friends. Apples to apples.

Scrambled States of America: One of our all-time favorite games to play. You’ll never look at our nation’s states, capitals, or nicknames quite the same.

At Akeba Academy we play learning games with the children all the time. It motivates them to learn while they’re having a good time as well.

Tidy Up The House In 10 Minutes

Pop the little kids’ favorite DVD into the player and give them a small no-mess snack so they’re occupied—this way, they won’t undo your work as you go. Meanwhile, you, your partner and big kids can zip around the house.

 Give yourself three minutes for a sweep through the rooms. Grab a bin or basket or two and pick up everything that doesn’t belong: dirty laundry, excess shoes, toys, models of the Eiffel Tower. In the family room, stash books and magazines  into an ottoman or a drawer in your coffee table, if you have one. In the kitchen, the big kids can clear the counter and load the dishwasher. Don’t worry about sorting things nicely—that’s for another time.

 Finish picking up in the bathroom and, while you’re there, take three minutes: Flush the toilet, close lid, close the shower curtain, wipe counters and replace towels. The key to a quick bathroom turnaround is a little prep. Pack a set of clean coordinated towels and washcloths in a zippered bag (the kind comforters come in). Include kitchen and dining room linens, if you like. When company drops by, you won’t have to scrounge in the linen closet. After they leave, do the laundry and pack the set back up, ready for the next visitors.

 On to the kitchen! You and your helpers have three minutes to wipe the table and counters, put out the garbage, clean under the table with something like a Swiffer WetJet (especially if your children are small and floors are sticky).House_Cleaning_Home

A minute left! Enough time to comb your hair. And take a big breath.

If you need some time to just relax, bring your kids to Akeba Academy, we’ll keep them occupied for you. We understand how busy you parents are. Feel free to give us a call (912)289-2725

Baby Showers

Tips for Planning an Over the Top Baby Shower

Baby showers are heartfelt, emotional events. To make it most happening, individuals plan plenty of ideas and make arrangements. It starts with choosing the finest outfit to classy decoration. It is not necessary to plan baby shower in a greatly traditional way. Therefore, many of them choose to celebrate in a stylish way. Today, baby showers can include nearly everything you want to add up. You can make it a Cocktail Party, Sunday Brunch or may be a Barbecue Dinner.

Here are few tips to follow before planning the best Baby baby-shower-cookies-190641_w650 blog Shower:

Firstly decide timings

Will it be in evening or afternoon that’s how you can decide what type of party it could be a dinner or lunch, evening time is always more suitable. At all times keep your guest of honor’s condition in mind when planning.

Location

The spot is an essential thing. You can host a baby shower anywhere you want. Plan a Restaurant Baby Shower, park, and beach or, of course, a home baby shower. A home is a supreme location for a baby shower. It’s private and comfortable— perfect for such a personal event.

Invitation

Select cool way to invite guests. Consider printed cards, handmade invites or electronic means of invitation.

Refreshment

No checklist is complete without something to eat and drink. Homemade cookies can make the perfect parting gift. Not to forget a perfect dinner later cake & dessert.

Tableware

Put tablecloth, napkins, etc., on your list. Don’t forget to enhance utensils (baby-shower-bloge.g., Bowl, serving trays, plates, cups, and glasses). It can be your choice either to put real dishes or paper plate.

Decorations

The decoration is desirable for baby shower event to make it eye catchy. Pick some flowers, balloons, candles, fancy table, striking lights and lovely air freshener.

Wrap up

Conclude your baby shower on an unforgettable note. Craft a memory book on hand for guests to write in. They can write advice or important thing they know about babies or best wishes in their heart.

Baby showers are always fun. Here at Akeba Academy Daycare and Party Center we know all the essential things needed to have a great party. If you and your child would like to be join us give us a call (912) 289-2725