Posts tagged "game"

Out of the mouths of tweens

When my daughter was little, I was entertained by all her hilarious one-liners, and the fun that results from kids mangling the tricky English language as they learn it. My mom and I were recently talking about the ways my daughter has contributed to the family vocabulary over the years, including when at age four... Read more »

National Trivia Day: Trivia games for both kids and parents

National Trivia Day: Trivia games for both kids and parents
National Trivia Day is January 4! Did you know that the world record for longest running game of trivia is 17 months? You don’t have to play that long, but my tween is a big fan of trivia. Here are some online resources for fun, kid-friendly trivia. Some of these sites your tween can play... Read more »

New Year's Eve family game night: fun twists on the classics

New Year's Eve family game night: fun twists on the classics
Winter break is at the half way point, and by now you’re tired of the siblings being at each others’ throats and you’re ready for a little space. That can make the cries of “I’m bored” even harder to handle. While you’re all ready for a little space, tweens still crave your undivided attention. Family... Read more »
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More cheap holiday gift ideas for kids and tweens

Putting this together is half the fun. Once assembled, it uses three infrared emitting diodes as its "eye" to escape any maze. One heads up, though, is that soldering is required.  There are similar robots that do not require soldering if you'd rather avoid that, like the cheaper Elenco Wake Me Robot. The Elenco escape robot kit can be yours for $33.99.
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, time to get your tween a gift besides a hat. If you have gotten any, you’ve got work to do, the idea in here are many, so please scroll through! Forgive the rewritten lyrics, but requests keep coming in for tween gift ideas. These suggested presents all... Read more »

Cheap and fun tween gift ideas for under $15

Overlook the spelling of the game, because tweens love it.  Suggested by a Tween Us reader, it is a big hit with all genders and a pretty wide age span. Find it on at Target for $14.09 (Amazon has it for $18.)
Tweens are notoriously hard to buy gifts for, and the items on their wish lists can be pricey.  Gone are the days of the cheap Candy Land game and playing with the cardboard box.  Sniff, sniff. But that doesn’t mean it is time to turn into Scrooge. You can still bring smiles and laughter by... Read more »

Palace confirms Kate Middleton is pregnant and baby name guessing game begins

Palace confirms Kate Middleton is pregnant and baby name guessing game begins
A new little prince or princess is on the way! Buckingham Palace confirmed that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is expecting. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby,” the office said in a statement. Unfortunately, Kate has been... Read more »
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Celebrate National Game and Puzzle Week this Thanksgiving with these favorites

National Game and Puzzle Week falling on the week of Thanksgiving is no accident. What better time to gather with friends and family to have some fun and share laughs over a game than after you’ve finished off the pumpkin pie? If everyone is looking to you with the “now what?” face, you can be... Read more »