In the parenting feature, creative parenting expert Nikki Bush chats about the strategic game Pig Ball, and advises parents of the dangers associated with exposing children to things they shouldn’t be hearing.
Bush says that the Pig Ball is a fast-paced, action packed-game that requires reflex action and skill.
The game is for 6 – 10-year-olds but I've caught my teenagers playing the game with their younger cousins says the parenting expert.
In the middle, you have the mother pig (timer) taking a bath, and then we’ve got four little piglets – you can have a 4-player game, or you can have 2 people playing with 2 piglets at the time.— Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert
The objective is to get as dirty as you can, and not as clean as you can… You bang your hand over their heads and it shoots the ball all over the board, the idea is to keep it in play.— Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert
When the timer goes off, you do not want to be left with the mud ball in your hand otherwise if you’re very dirty, you have to get a washing token.— Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert
Bush says that the game is centered around judging speed and distance.
She adds that it’s quite a competitive, strategic and fun game.
Play breaks down boundaries because we teach kids to compete in a fun way says the parenting expert.
She adds that kids need to learn how to win or lose in a low stake environment.
Bush says that kids are not machines we can switch on and off.
She adds that life has changed because of the media and technological devices.
Privacy is an important thing, and we need to be conscious of what our kids are hearing from us or the news says Bush.
She adds that our children’s anxiety and stress levels are running at an all-time high.
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This article first appeared on 702 : ‘What our children hear has the ability to heal or harm them’ - parenting expert