Red Chief loves games and we love Red Chief. As a result, we've spent quite a bit of time helping him to enjoy the likes of Twister, KerPlunk and his current favorite: Connect Four.
The trouble is, it's hard to explain to a two-year-old the official rules of some of those games. Red Chief still has trouble with Candyland -- preferring to tape the colored cards to the wall outside the closet and use them as buttons for his pretend elevator. So, to help us along as we play, we've created some special rules for our games that allow him to have a good time while still presenting us with a challenge that keeps our own minds going.
Here are the rules for our own variation of Connect Four:
Objective: Force a tie
- There are no turns
- Either person can play any color in any column at any time
- Be subject to the whims of your child ("Daddy do a red one")
Most of all, just remember to have a good time.
How about you? What have you done to alter the rules of your games to make them more playable by young children while still presenting a challenge for you?