Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Art of Stone Skipping and Other Fun Old-Time Games

The Art of Stone Skipping and Other Fun Old-Time Games: Stoopball, Jacks, String Games, Coin Flipping, Line Baseball, Jump Rope, and More
 Author: Jayne Jaudon Ferrer
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Imagine, a Charlesbridge Imprint (February 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1936140748
ISBN-13: 978-1936140749

Book Description:
A collection of timeless games that guarantees kids a good time- by themselves, with a group of friends, or with family. Includes ball games such as Horse and Old Old Cat, card games (Crazy Eights and Rummy), sack races, and old favorites such as Duck, Duck, Goose and Red Rover. There is also a chapter for car games. Simple instructions explain the rules, how many people can play, the object of the game, and what you need. There are also fun facts about the history of the games sprinkled throughout.

Idgie Says:
If you're trying to get your kid's head out of a video game or chat room, you might give this book a try for some old fashioned games.   I will admit that these games might be a hard sell in today's world, but perhaps there's enough of that retro draw that will pull them in.

Or..... get a pile of your own friends together, put the kids to bed, pull out some party drinks and have a flashback fun evening yourself!