K-State Research & Extension Sedgwick County is opening the doors to everybody in the community to participate in the 7th Community Family Board Game Mega Event.
Board games promote in the families quality time and face-to-face interaction, a key component to:
- Connecting and fostering in a scaffolding manner the six qualities that strong, successful families around the world exhibit: enjoyable time together; appreciation and affection for each other; positive communication; spiritual well-being (values, beliefs, life skills); successful management of stress and crisis; and commitment to each other.
- Developing social-emotional skills- learning how to read body language and developing “social capital.” (the networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society, enabling that society to function effectively).
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing” – George Bernard Shaw
*Volunteer opportunity teaching a simple board game. http://doodle.com/poll/f2i9rhthga82fqa3