I want to tell you about a great find I recently discovered for children--Usborne Activity Cards. Specifically, I had the pleasure of reviewing 50 Brain Games and 100 Things to Do on a Trip.
I initially brought these cards to keep my nieces busy on a road trip. However, they found them before the trip and quickly started doing them. My nine-year-old nieces used the 50 Brain Games card. She became pretty addicted to the games and stayed up late one night because she wanted to figure them all out. My six-year-old niece completed the 100 Things to Do on a Trip. She loved the puzzles and games (i.e., tic-tac-toe) the most. She did get frustrated once or twice because she could not read some of the words. Based on the title, I assumed that the 100 Things to Do on a Trip Cards were activities that children could complete independently. However, there were some words that my six-year-old niece just could not figure out (she reads at grade level, if not slightly above grade level).
Overall, I would highly recommend both cards just not for a road trip. I think they are better suited for times when children need to wait quietly (i.e., a restaurant, doctor appointments etc.).
Tip, if you purchase these cards consider punching a hole in the top corner of them and putting them on a notebook ring (this is also a great way to divide the cards amongst a group of children).
Well that is all for now. Please continue to pray for me and know I am praying for you.
P.S. To check out all of Usborne Activity Cards visit www.usborne.com