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Vintage Games for Kids-You Can Still Play Them Today

Updated on June 6, 2016

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Vintage Games for Kids-You Can Still Play Them Today. Vintage games for kids are still available today. Many are still being made and are available for purchase. Many people have forgotten the fun a board games for kids can incite. They are a good way for parents to interact with their children in a positive way. Playing develops eye hand coordination, attention skill, and of course language skills. Many therapeutic treatment used board game to interact with client.

Parents should take note and reconsider video versions for their children. Set-up a game night where the entire family engages with one another for a fun filled evening.

Here is a photo of The Game of Life. Many lesson can be learned from a game of this caliber. Children learn from experience and transfer learning of concept and idea that they learn to other similar activities.

Do You Have Any in the Closet?

Vintage Board Games

How to get some GREAT Picture for your lenses

Don't forget to take you camera with you wherever you go. Thanks to the kind people at some local antique, second-hand stores, and the Goodwill, I was given the opportunity to take some wonderful pictures of some authentic items.

Make every day a photo opportunity, you may find you have to crop out some of the junk from some of your photos but it's worth the effort. As I told you in other lenses, my father was a professional photographer, he took photos of everything. Get in this habit and you will have an unlimited supply of photos and ideas for you new lenses.

Thank-you DAD!

Have you LOOKED under the bed?

Bocci Ball a Family Favorite we Played on Sunday's when the Relatives came to Visit

Bocci Ball a Family Favorite we Played on Sunday's when the Relatives came to Visit
Bocci Ball a Family Favorite we Played on Sunday's when the Relatives came to Visit

An Old Bingo Ball Mixer

An Old Bingo Ball Mixer
An Old Bingo Ball Mixer

Majan Another Wonder Tile Game

Majan Another Wonder Tile Game.  Most of us play in on our computers these days.
Majan Another Wonder Tile Game. Most of us play in on our computers these days.

Family Learning

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As a retired educator my specialty was curriculum and instructional design. I created many board, card, and video games for my students. I must admit that I also sell these to other teachers which are downloadable online. Playing engages children in learning, many times during my career I have heard student say, this is a cool class we always have so much fun.

Present day children like those of the past still enjoy the thrill of a good game. Learning take place in all area of the child. Social development is enhanced teaching children "fair play" while increasing language skills. I have seen many classrooms where children are required to remain seated throughout the day. I have also recognized that in these classroom there are many behavior problems and attention span difficulties. This make learning a difficult task, often turning children off from learning. They make learning FUN!

Parents also have the responsibility to guide their childrens' learning. Games are the perfect way. As I stated before the lessons learned from gaming are carried over to other areas of the developing child making them adaptable and well-rounded adults. Take the time to engage your children in board games, card games and other touchable activities. You will be surprised at how easy these interaction are and how positively your children will respond.

Don't Forget to LOOK in the Attic

Have Fun

Photo: www.sxc.hu Scrabble

I can remember as a small child playing on a daily basis, after homework was complete. During school holidays these games where played for great lengths of time with my siblings. Our favorite was Monopoly and it taught me how to keep track of money, count it, and recognize its value.

If you have a child that need help with understanding the concept of money this may be a good game for your family to try. Vintage games are inexpensive, they can be purchased new. You may remember how playing pieces were made from organic materials such as wood. In the old Monopoly game, the houses, and hotels were made from wood and there was a larger variety of metal token pieces. Scrabble was another game I like to play not only did it teach me spelling, but I positively loved the way the wood tiles felt in my hands. There was something truly amazing about those pieces. Many of the modern version have change the game with plastic components.

Many modern day children never have the opportunity to play. If you have vintage ones in the attic or at grandma's house dig them out and let the children play. You may find that while playing them with your children you will discover things about them you never knew.

What do you think?

How often do you play with you family?

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The drawer that stores the Chinese Checkers tokens

The drawer that stores the Chinese Checkers tokens
The drawer that stores the Chinese Checkers tokens

Don't forget to turn that Chinese Checker board over! You can play old fashion checkers.

Don't forget to turn that Chinese Checker board over!  You can play old fashion checkers.
Don't forget to turn that Chinese Checker board over! You can play old fashion checkers.

Bring Back The Old Games

Found memories are probably tucked back into your mind from those days where board games were a common part of daily life. Perhaps you still have some tucked away. Where are they?

I have discovered that garage sales are one of my favorite places to go to find activities for my grandchildren. They enjoy sharing the experiences you had as a child, making them more in touch with the past. Family history is important for all members of the family, share these time and create new memories for them to share with others in the future.

Who Hasn't Played Twister?

Who Hasn't Played Twister?
Who Hasn't Played Twister?

Have Fun!

Search for Vintage Games with the Family a Great Activity for weekend fun.

Dip back into the past and remember Uncle Wiggley

Dip back into the past and remember Uncle Wiggley
Dip back into the past and remember Uncle Wiggley

Share Your Memories

Sharing is part of being a family. Take the time to share your memories today!

My Grandchildren love this Old Game-Battle Ship

My Grandchildren love this Old Game-Battle Ship
My Grandchildren love this Old Game-Battle Ship

Some old Monopoly pieces I found in my search

Some old Monopoly pieces I found in my search for Vintage Games
Some old Monopoly pieces I found in my search for Vintage Games

When was the last time your entire family sat down together to play a board game?

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Very enjoyable lens. Pinned to my games board and linked to my own lens: http://www.squidoo.com/traditional-games-for-child...

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      Elastara 5 years ago

      It has been quite a while and I wish it is more often.

      I personally love playing board games compared to computer games.

      I like the group interaction and laughters achieved through playing board games. Thus it is not just good bonding time for family, it is also great for strengthening the camaraderie among good friends!

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      junkcat 5 years ago

      It' been a while, last summer we had a family reunion and we broke out all the old games.

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