With so many activities and things to do, the summer months can be even busier than the school year. Parents everywhere are busy planning playdates, holidays and outings; kids are heading to summer camps and spending lots of time outdoors…

During the summer, finding quality time to spend together as a family should be a priority!

Hosting a game night with your family is an easy way to schedule family time to reconnect and have fun together. Ensuring all electronic devices are turned off during game night is equally important, think about Disconnecting to Connect!

You can prepare your space by transforming your everyday living room into the ultimate game room. This can be as easy as ensuring there are enough crozy seats for everyone who is playing, turning on background music that is upbeat but not distracting and setting up a variety of delicious snacks. These small changes will show your little ones that you’re taking the game night, and family time, seriously.

Play a variety of games to change it up and make it exciting. Designate a set amount of time that you will play each game to ensure you’re keeping everyone entertained and allowing people to try their hand at something new. Starting with UNO then moving on to Apples to Apples before Pictionary will keep everyone entertained while giving them the opportunity to win at a new game!

How do you connect with your family during the summer?

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