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#1 of 6 Old 04-01-2017, 06:24 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Ideas on bringing the family together

Hey All,

I'm realising more and more that our family are spending less and less time together especially with the allure of the Ipad, laptops and mobile phones.

I have one daughter and 2 sons (one which we adopted) ages 7, 9 and 12.

I would really welcome some help from the community on how to bring the family together in a fun way without needing a screen or preferably without technology - watching movies is great but is not what I'm after.

I recently bought a 'We are smb Magnetic Dartboard' on Amazon which works a treat everytime and can be educational too but it would be good if I could bring some more options to the table.

All suggestions welcomed!
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Guess it depends on your interests

Boardgames, ping pong/badminton, bicycling/hiking, camping/boating, swimming, read alouds, cooking, gardening, home projects, volunteering/community activities, garage sale....
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Boardgames, ping pong/badminton, bicycling/hiking, camping/boating, swimming, read alouds, cooking, gardening, home projects, volunteering/community activities, garage sale....
Ping pong!!! How could I ever forget that!

I love the idea of volunteering with my kids and giving back at the same time. Thanks!

Please keep 'em coming
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Get out of the house and you'll get away from the screens. Biking, hiking, playing at the park, kicking the ball around the backyard, basketball in the driveway.


Pick some days where no screen is allowed. Make the weekends screen free or at least one day. The kids start really thinking of fun activities when the screen disappears.

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Grab a frizzy or football, go out to a park and enjoy.
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Picnics at the park. Trips to your local observatory. Garden plot. Cooking together.

I gotta warm you, a lot of this falls to the wayside once they get to high school. They have their own friends. activities and don't want to do family stuff anymore.
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