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Games That Children Play


My kids oh so love toys! Be it an expensive or cheap toy, colorful or not, of different shapes and sizes. My 11 year old still loves to play with his robots and the little one can’t get enough of his teddy bears and Lego pieces. You may not believe this but hubby and I, when it’s bonding time, really enjoys playing “bahay-bahayan” (playing house) with a set of kitchen toys for me and small soldier pieces for hub.

We don’t allow our eldest to play games on the computer, PSP or PS2 on weekdays and exam period. He’s allowed during weekends only, provided that projects and assignments are all done. As for the little one, he’s just 3, so he plays anytime he wants.

When the kids we’re just about 8 months old, we gave them educational toys, which gave them a boost in learning the Alphabet and Numbers. Since my eldest is in Grade 6, we gave him computer games and activity books that will further enhance his knowledge of  the human body, our galaxy and a “game book” which tackle topics about the world we live in and how to be street smart plus there are sets of questionnaires that he can answer related to what he has learned.

My 3 year old is a very smart kiddo, well I think all babies are born intelligent. We bought him cars, a lot of cars, small ones and big ones. One day, we saw him lining it all up in one place and the rest of his toys, neatly follows in rows. Well ain’t that awesome! We didn’t teach him to do that though we have no idea if he learned or saw that on the tv, but i guess Disney and Cartoon Network have a lot to do with it, lol.. He loves stacking up his puzzle toys into one giant tower and when it falls, he cries while maybe thinking of what he did wrong. The next time,the tower is up and much higher than the fallen one.

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We always get toys that has education values. I know it sounds like we’re running a school at home, but that’s the way it is. Kids their ages need to be pampered with information that can help them when we’re not around. One way to prepare them for the “real world”.

How about you, what games do your kids play? Perhaps you can share and who knows, I might get some ideas!

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  2. thanks for sharing! we’re giving them educational toys too, books to read and educational movies to watch. and yes, our 8y/o is also not allowed psp/computer games on school days. they are not even allowed to watch cartoon network before bedtime and before going to school, its teachers advise! visiting you thru the bloggers exchange program and have a great weekend!

  3. That’s so true, Eihdra! Children love toys. Period. Their play things needn’t be expensive for it doesn’t take much for them to appreciate the things we give them. They are such curious little people. My little girl is the same. Cute noh? 🙂

  4. My 3 years old is fond of starfall.com sometimes she would line up the books in the floor too, she love flipping the pages of the book as well, and when she see some pictures she would tell me what the pictures are. Visiting you here through bloggers exchange. I hope you can visit me here too thanks

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  5. This is the beauty of having a baby boy, you should learn and understand his development. It is really a bad sign if you have a kid that really don’t want to play with any kinds of toys. I would be dreaming of having a twins so that I can experienced also having a different role.

  6. I like the picture that your son is lining up his puzzle toys. My George is turning 2 years old and lately, his favorite thing to play is to stack boxes. We also encourage him to listen when we read story books for him.

  7. That’s great training for his hands and mind too sis.. Kasi our kids are still learning the skills 🙂

  8. aw that would be like having your hands too full to even take care of your self.. Having twins might be a great idea but for me, glad I only gave birth to one hehehe..

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