Board games night brings families together

| 25/05/2010

(CNS): Despite the lure of the more sophisticated computer and electronic games nineteen families still took part in a more traditional games night recently as part of Child month. Hosted by Hobbies and Books kids of all ages got done to some classic board games from dominos to snakes and ladders. Planned by the Child Month Committee and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS Chairperson Cassandra Parchment said the night was “a tremendous success,” with more families turning out than anticipated. 

She added that the evening helped to fulfil one of the key objectives of this year’s Child Month observance which is Loving Our Children through Today’s Challenges.
 
“The evening therefore was designed as a time for family togetherness, as spending time with our children is a great way to love them through the challenges,” Parchment said. During the games parents became as engrossed as their sitting on the floor rolling dice.
 
Karina McDermot, who brought her three children, said it was a chance for the kids to have fun, learn, and share quality time with parents and their siblings. “It was really fun for the kids; they should have it more often,” she added.
 
Her views were shared by her 11-year-old son, Andreas: “It’s really been great; we got to learn some new games,” and nine-year-old Rochee Williams who came with his cousin.
 
“It was great fun; we were here last year and we will be back next year.”
 
Hobbies and Books owner Mary Adam was pleased with the evening’s success.
 
"The theme of Child Month is very relevant right now, as no matter what the challenges, we must love our children and spend time with them. We were happy that we could be a part of this event for another year,” she said. 
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