More exciting news this week. It’s time to Bring Home The Fun with Hasbro toys and games. The good news is that toys and games are once again available and you can “Restock The Fun“.
If you have been following us for a while you will know that we are a family who loves and embraces play. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important for healthy brain development. Now more than ever, children around the world are being encouraged to play.
Family quality time
Board games remain one of the best ways for families to connect in a fun environment. Lock-down isn’t over, therefore board games provide an ideal way to pass the time while still keeping everyone entertained and safe. Hasbro is one of the world’s largest toy, game and entertainment experience companies. The pros of play have suggestions on how to put a spin on classic fun. You can expect a twist or two, to the games that you have come to know and love like Jenga, Twister and Monopoly.
They have come up with a few suggestions on how to ‘change up’ some Hasbro favourites. Here is how you can take things to the next level:
- Chopsticks Jenga – The normal rules apply but play the game using chopsticks instead of your fingers to move the blocks.
- Layered Up Twister – Get moving with the classic game of Twister, but there’s a TWIST. Pull off a win with five or more layers of clothes on. Try Twister Sumo-Style and tie a pillow around your waist or blindfold twister.
- Mark Your Territory on MONOPOLY Mzansi – Flip the rules. If you have lived on one of the streets in real life, you automatically own that street from the start of the game. Get creative and change things up.
- Connect 4 boards – Set up 4 to create a square. Enjoy some disc dropping fun and play musical chairs while attempting to complete all four boards.
- The Classic Operation Game – Test who has the steadiest hand. Change things up to see who can operate the fastest when they have a ticking timer in the background.
Restock The Fun and unlock the benefits of play
When lock-down initially commenced, toys were one of the items excluded from the essential items list. Now as Level 3 has been rolled out, toys are available to be purchased. Restock the fun by visiting ToysRUs and Toy Kingdom to see what’s on offer from favourite Hasbro brands. Below are the benefits of including board games and toys into your child’s everyday life.
Benefits of board games
- Board games create opportunity for early learning
- Aid older kids’ by getting their brains active and stimulated
- Sharpen your child’s focus and improve attention to detail
- They are an awesome way to reduce screen time
- Teaches the value of teamwork
- Board games can be used as a better alternative to timeouts
- Board games help reduce anxiety and stress
- Boosts language skills
- Teaches good sportsmanship
Benefits of Toys and Play
- Fosters creativity and imagination.
- Strengthens problem solving skills
- Teaches the essence of cause and effect
- Encourages play with others through compromise, conflict resolution and sharing
- Develops fine and gross motor skills
- Promotes independence and positive self-esteem
Please continue to explore the Hasbro Bring Home The Fun website for family-focused resources and tips for family playtime. You will find challenges, as well as ideas on how to use games and toys to stimulate kids’ brains.
Disclaimer: Ashton and Skylar received an awesome Hasbro Restock the Fun gift to get back to playtime.
#BringHomeTheFun and stay safe.