I’ve shared here that we recently got the kids a trampoline, after much reluctance on my part. I’ve been paranoid for years about my kids falling off of one but more and more, they were visiting their friends houses who happened to have trampolines and I guess I felt that, if they were going to bounce, they may as well bounce under my watchful eye! Or something like that…
So far, it’s been a great summer-fun experience and the kids are absolutely loving it. They’ve also begged my husband and I to jump with them which, surprising to me, has brought us closer as a family. Odd, right? The thing is, the backyard is more of a “play area for them, relaxing area for mom” kind of place. I’m happy to sit on my deck with a cup of coffee and watch them play but now, we’ve had some great evenings in the yard where mom and dad can both get in some quality time with the kids and the trampoline has been a part of that.
I took these first two shots the other day, practicing using the settings on my DSLR camera, and my son took the last shot himself. Sometimes it’s fun just to be silly with the kids, even if I tire out long before they do! The good news here is that my coffee generally stays warm waiting for me in this weather.
How do you co-play with your kids? Webkinz is taking the co-play idea to a new level within their online world. How so? Now, Webkinz isn’t entirely just for kids anymore. If you’ve found yourself watching over your child’s shoulder and giving them tips while playing Webkinz World or even playing on their account when they’ve been asleep so you can surprise them with a new treat or achievement the next time they play, you may want to listen up!
“Webkinz World is a family-‐friendly brand, and we want fans to enjoy our onlineworld on the platforms they have embraced”… In the 7 years since we introducedWebkinz World, we have seen players grow up with the game. They still haveaccounts, they still love their pets but they are ready for a more social environment.“ -‐-‐ Howard Ganz, president of Ganz and creator of Webkinz.
I get down on the floor with them and take part in what ever tea party, camping exploration, dinosaur invasion thing they have going on. I like to try and let them lead the way, I’m just along for the ride.
We do everything together and I try to get down to my daughter’s level and just play like nobody is watching.
I join in and play with my kids
my in-laws bought our kids a trampoline and they begged me to jump with them. I’m surprised to discover I love jumping (I just have to make sure I pee first LOL)
My daughter & I have been playing Webkinz together for 5 years now and my son is just getting into it!
I play dolls with my little cousins lol
I play boardgames and my little pony with my little ones 🙂
Play a lot of sports, video games, hide and seek and go see the city together (my niece & nephew)
We do a lot of drawing with our kids. It ends up being kind of like Pictionary.
We do board games here as well.
I like to build lego’s with my kids.
We do puzzles and play with blocks & stackables.
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i sit along side of hime and use our imaginations
We like playing wii games together.
We play candy land together
We enjoy playing a lot of games together like Uno or a dice game we know. My kids love webkinz and I’m going to head over and try and win them some kinz cash right now!
We play board games or card games.
We enjoy playing games with our daughter and get involved in anything she asks us to play along with!
board games and playing at the park
We play board games, go to the movie, the movies, and read together every night!
We colour together, play dolls or cars, board games etc
lots of Lego, art, building forts, having tea parties…. I’m their entertainment for the summer 🙂
I play the Wii with my kids.
We love to do everything together from Barbies to board games, coloring to cooking in the kitchen. My kids are super fun!
Anything and everything – from playing on the swingset in the backyard to sitting at the table colouring! Working out of the house full time makes me treasure the moments we spend together even more.
run together, bike together, board games…..
Games, playing in the backyard, reading!
I do crafts, read, play games, and sometimes do online games together with my grandchildren. They taught me all about Webkinz a few years ago.
With board games and Lego.
Anything from pretend, dress up, board games, you name it!
Sit down and read a story with her.
We co play by crafting together
We read stories, we play with blocks and in her ”kitchen”. She loves to have a tea party!
It’s all about Princesses for us right now!
We do a lot of craft projects together!
Maddies an only child so we play tag, colour, anything she wants to do
Get down on the floor with them and play at their level
I just down on the ground and play. I am REALLY good at building Thomas tracks and have gotten some more challenging pieces to keep me interested:)
We play board games that require co-op play to win
We play “make believe” and make up stories with my daughter’s stuffed animals
My daughter and I like making crafts together. We also play games on the Wii that are to player co-op play. Thanks for the opportunity!
We enjoy playing games.
I get down to their level and help them expand imagination play as well as learning play!
play board games together such as Scrabble
have treasure hunt outside and in the end they got a trunk of sweets such as gold coins,
little backpacks of gum, suckers
I home school my daughter and we do a lot of learning activities together. Plus we play a lot of the games on the kids sites together, especially Webkinz.
We love to play boardgames a lot..and in the summer we play a lot of yard games!
when I see my grandkids I will always play games with them
We play board games or pretend.
we play the wii together.. we build with legos.. play dress up, draw, color.. we do everything together.
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i like to be creative and imaginative with them. also encourage them.
My daughter and I love board games!
i have 2, 3 and 5 year old kids, so mostly we do a lot of pretend games (pretend dinners, pretending to be monsters, that sort of thing)
We have game and movie night pretty much once a week.
My daughter loves webkins!
My daughter and i play outside together, things like badminton, catch, bikeriding.
We actually just bought a trampoline (a springfree one), the kids and I have been having a great time. Water balloons and water guns are also quite fun 🙂
bike ride with my kids and swimming,crafts and baking
hide and seek
We play badminton and other outdoor games when weather permits and enjoy board games when it doesn’t.
We use our imagination to create our own scenarios.
My teen still loves playing board games and we do it often.
I think the best way to engage in co-play is just to sit on the floor with them and play whatever they are interested in. It’s the easiest way to quickly find out what’s going on in their life and be included! 🙂
We take turns reading aloud from books together and do a lot of crafts on the weekends.
we read together, play board games and also play games in the swimming pool
We’ve recently been playing Kids of Catan together.
We play outside together and we play dolls and cars
I play card games and let us pretend
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I teach them how to play games inside and out and they like to win.
We engage by playing games on like such as diablo.
we play board games like candy land
sing and dance
we usually play the wii or board games
Follow the child’s lead……play whatever they want!
we love to plat video and board games and outdoor gaames
We love story time and taking walks 🙂
I have a flower and veggie garden. The children love to pretend we are gathering veggies for our own restaurant.
Swimming,reading,and doing crafts together
we play alot of sports and activitys outside and we love to do puzzles together!
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we read together,sports
We are always playing together. board games, card games, video games, riding bikes, walking, ect.
My 4yr old is stuffy crazy! She’d LOVE these!!!
I play board games and card games with my kids!
We play lego and do crafts together!
i play with the dolls and baby sit them and soothe them if they are crying for my little girls