I can remember going back to school. The day would approach, ominous, as I lie trembling under the covers, waiting as each day turned into the day after, the calendar slipping by, until finally: the morning of going back to school.
Okay, so maybe I'm a bit melodramatic (hmmm...maybe a lot). But the point is, going back to school ain't no fun. I remember the sense of foreboding, like clouds rolling in from the west...(there I go again).
But all you parents...you know, you can help. Sit with your kids, talk to them. They may be thrilled going back to school! And, they may not. I can tell you, sometimes, I HATED that night before the first day back.
But, some of my fondest memories of my childhood, are of doing things with my parents. Bonding while shooting hoops, playing backyard cricket, and playing games. Oh, boy! We used to play Scrabble, Monopoly, Yahtzee, Trivial Pursuit...good times!
Games encourage creativity, imagination and promote healthy competition and a sense of fair play (I swear...I ACCIDENTALLY knocked the board! Just because I was losing...) And, bonding with your kids before they head back to school might help them adjust a little easier.
Cir*Kis is the new game from Winning Moves. The idea is to complete circles and stars on the game board, following the leader with your move. I love games like this! I'm such a big kid. Completing all those shapes, while trying to outwit the other people...loads of fun!
Cir*Kis is licenced by Hasbro and can be found at places like Wal-Mart, Target and K-Mart, as well as speciality stores like Toys R' Us and B&N. But Winning Moves, they're nice people.
Winning Moves are so nice, they're giving away a copy of Cir*Kis!
Simply leave a comment telling us what your parents used to do to bond with you! Did they play games with you? Take you fishing? To the library? To monster truck rallies? Let us know!
- A winner will be randomly chosen, and the giveaway ends September 27, 2009.
- To find out how to earn extra entries, click here!
- US residents only, please!
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