Every year, I like to travel during summer vacation. This year, I was planning to go back to Chicago to visit my friends and family. But due to coronavirus and the shortened summer vacation, my family and I stayed home instead. There isn’t a whole lot to do when you’re in the middle of a pandemic, so our goal was to make our time in our mini-quarantine as fun as possible. My son is almost four now, so we thought it would be a good time to introduce him to board games. We actually tried this about a year ago, but he was still struggling with basic rules. This time, however, he was much better and he had a good time.
Candy Land is a game that I remember playing a lot when I was around five years old. It’s sort of a classic game for young children, thanks to its very simple rules and fun appearance. He was able to pick up on the rules really quickly this time and he used lots of English while playing. We played a lot of games over the course of the week-long summer vacation, and I didn’t win a single game! My son won a lot, but when he lost (to his mother), he didn’t handle it well. There was some crying, but it was a good lesson for him.
Despite the tears, we enjoyed playing Candy Land, and I think we’re ready to move on to something a little bit more complicated. Board games are a great way to have fun with your family, and I’m looking forward to playing more!