My four year old is a lover of games! Our game closet is packed to the hilt. Mark and his family have always loved games as well – living in Holland for years forced them to look for alternatives to entertainment as TV was really not an option. For them it was about traveling around, and playing games.
Mark has been teaching Sarah how to play chess. He did the same with Mary Beth several years ago. It is Hilarious watching Sarah get into it, and talk about the “rooks” and “bishops.” They spent yesterday afternoon in the playroom trying to checkmate the other.
PS…I never did learn how to play. Apparently those who play chess are also good at math. My case and point – math comes easily to everyone else in the family…even Sarah!