I am sure that we have all wondered if the games that we played as kids were still around. Well, rest assured that they are around and still just as fun to play now as they were back when we were kids. For Christmas my daughter recently got a couple of the games that my husband and I played as kids. The games were Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders. While these games have a lot of pluses compared to some of the computer games that are around if your child have gotten used to using a computer or watching television they could get bored of these games quickly.
The first game that I thought you would like to know some more information on is Candy Land. I know that when I played the game it taught me quite a bit about colors and searching for them on a board game. I quite enjoyed playing the game and my daughter is slowing starting to grasp the concept, but she does get bored quickly from the game because it is not very interactive to her. However, I know that kids still enjoy the game and I am sure that my daughter will to. The best feature is that the gameplay has not changed much since we were playing the game as kids so we will not need to re-read the directions to learn it!
Chutes and Ladders:
Chutes and Ladders is another great game that I played as a kid and I know how much fun it can be. My daughter does seem to like this game more. I think that is mainly because of the spinning dial that she can twirl to determine how many spots her little person has to move. I know that she is learning how to count as well and also learning to take turns while using this game to play. So this game, because it does seem to have a better ability to interact with her, is one that she really loves to play. The one thing that I did notice was different about this version of Chutes and Ladders is that it is more updated and colorful than when I played it as a kid.
The games that my daughter got for Christmas this past year are great games that I know that my husband and I can play with her. They are also some of the older games that we all probably played as kids growing up and enjoyed for many hours. The downside is with all of the visual stimulation that kids have these days my daughter gets bored with the board games rather quickly. Both of these games will be a great idea for you to purchase for your kids because you never know when the electric will go out because of an outage.