can promote a family game night in several different ways. At the
simplest level, you can distribute information about Family
Game Night to the public. For example, you could use the Game
Night information page and
the frequently asked questions (FAQ) as
part of a news release or newspaper column. You could print these
pages and give them
out to an audience. You could also download
the PDF "Family Game Night" file (coming
soon). This publication consists of two handouts on one page,
cut, and distribute.
the next level, you could meet with parents face-to-face to talk
about the importance of families playing games together. You
might introduce them to one or more games on our recommended list
discuss the program goals. If you had time or could meet again,
discuss the factors involved in evaluating games. You will find
these (and links to their descriptions) at the top of each column
on the Review List. Leave the handout with them with the website
you could schedule a community event to launch an emphasis
on Family Game Night. This event would be offered to parents
and other caregivers only. You could obtain
several of the games and set them up for participants to examine
play. You could discuss the goals that can be
achieved and answer any questions they might have (if they ask
not on our FAQ, please pass them on to us so we can add them).
You could choose to emphasize games for 5-8 year olds, focus
on older audience of older grade schoolers or teens, or not
have an age focus at all. Distribute the handout at the meeting.
could consider offering a follow-up gathering that would
involve children and their parents together who have the opportunity
to choose and play games during the meeting. Parents could
invited to bring games from home to show others if they wish.