#abookandagameaday, Wed. 4/1/20, still social distancing


I had a big project to work on most of the day, but in the evening I wanted to give some time to my children. So to go with the book below that I had read the day before, we played the game above. I had discovered it online over a month ago, and then found it on sale at Target for only $10, right before the big wave of quarantining. I’m glad I got it! It’s sweet to read all the character names and say, hey, I remember Bob Dog and Chef Brockett (played by the same guy), and Neighbor Aber, and Cornflake X. Especially. Talk about a blast from my past.


Image credits: amazon.com

It’s a super cute game, just the right mix of strategy and friendly competitiveness. A great game for parents to play with kids because it has a good balance of luck and skill. If you draw the Mr. Rogers card you have to give a compliment, kind word or share something else nice with your neighbor. It passed the sunshine test. Everyone showed some ray of sunshine at least once: a smile, laugh, or sparkle in the eye.


Fred's Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers

then for Bugsy’s bedtime story, I read the book below. He loves it a lot. I like it for discussing the 5 love languages of Dr. Gary Chapman. This is the third or fourth time we’ve read it. I think Mr. Rogers would approve. We’re stuck with all these library books, having to recycle them, until the library opens back up. Everybody who listened to Marie Kondo is hating it now. Fortunately I didn’t, haha. I do have a deep storage of books to unearth when he gets tired of these ones, thank goodness.

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