One of the best gifts you can give your children and yourself is the ability to laugh and play together. It's an inexpensive gift and doesn't have to be wrapped (if you do, use bubble wrap—it’s more fun). Laughter and play will not only amuse your kids today, but will help them (and you) live longer, happier lives. Psychologists have found that having a healthy and positive sense of humor can help kids build a positive self-image, overcome shyness, deal with being teased, and make more friends. It does the same for adults.
I wrote 101 Comedy Games for Children and Grown-Ups with the goal of encouraging intergenerational fun and the positive use of laughter in a world where so often humor is used as a tool for bullying.
Did you know that laughter and play when used positively help us create stronger social bonds, relieve stress, and make us more resilient? 101 Comedy Games for Children and Grown-Ups is a tool to help you engage all the members of your family in fun and funny activities that encourage creativity, teamwork, physical activity and laughing so hard no one will have to look at cat videos on Facebook for a week.
With the holidays right around the corner, you’ll want to have 101 Comedy Games for Children and Grown-Ups on hand to keep the kids from whining, “I’m bored” and the grandparents from falling asleep on the sofa or hitting the sauce. It’s time families turn off the electronic devices and the football games and laugh and play together – after all, now is the time memories are made of. And writing jokes, learning improv, acting out sketches and musical comedy scenes, and even creating their own movies are great ways to make those memories happy and fun.
You’ll even find that 101 Comedy Games for Children and Grown-Ups can help make staff meetings and work get-togethers more fun too. After all, we’re all kids inside, right?