November 15th, 2019
How you can use unplugged and offline activities to bring families together
This week’s episode is with Ellie Dix, educationalist and board game enthusiast. Ellie has just written a book called The Board Game Family, which is all about reclaiming families from the screen. Her family had always played board games and her father had a wonderful talent to be able to make things into a game. Her childhood was full of fun and she shares some of those ideas with us in this episode. Ellie’s mum had a background in maths and was a lecturer in education who got her students to make board games. She used the games to enthuse her students about maths.
Listen to this episode with Ellie Dix if you want to learn:
About how playing board games can become a loved family ritual (see our blog about rituals)
In our celebration of vulnerability and perfect imperfection Ellie bravely shares with us a Low Parenting Moment of her own from years ago that still makes her cringe. She shares beautifully the learning she got from that moment that allows her to repair when she has messed up and feel less guilty as a result.
And Ellie also shares her top tip for raising children to be confident, happy and successful.
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