Family Entertainment

Written by Serena Berger
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If you and your family are looking for something entertaining to share together, ideally you will find something that encourages you to interact as well as amusing you. As a parent, you would love to get your kids to go to museums or a science center so that they learn something and you can see something of interest to you, too. You may also enjoy sharing sports or outdoor adventures and activities which have fitness value and well as family bonding value.

The fact is, however, that there are times you don't have the energy or the money to do something like that. Sometimes the best family time is spontaneous--when you find that you're all at home at the same time, someone suggests playing a game. Board games or card games can be a fun way to get everyone involved and interacting with each other. Many of them are designed to teach kids valuable skills but also keep adults entertained while you play.

Sometimes, however, you may just want to spend an evening (or even a weekend) relaxing in front of the television. If you do not have an extensive movie library of your own, you can spend some time at the video store selecting a few movies for the evening. Your children will probably insist on going with you so that they can pick out their favorites. When all is said and done, you might end up with three or four movies when you originally intended to rent just one.

Finding Time to Watch All Your Movies

The suspense movie or science fiction thriller that you've been dying to watch may not be appropriate for family entertainment. It would probably be a better choice to watch one of the movies that your children selected, and watch your movie after they have gone to sleep. You may want to look into online movie rental programs that do not have late fees, as they let you keep movies as long as you like. If each member of your family has his or her own tastes, you can rent something for everyone and take your time getting through the pile.

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