Christmas is right around the corner, and yet this time of year can feel bittersweet for many families. It’s easy to forget how recently technology began to dominate our lives. When we were growing up, most of us didn’t have mobile phones, computer games were a fad rather than a way of life, and the internet was something that was alien to us. But now, every Christmas I look around at my family, each isolated in their own little world, face lit up by the glare of a screen, and I wonder how we came to this point. Now, family time means being in the same room but the only connection that is made is an internet connection.
Bingo is a game that everyone loves
Every year, my children’s school puts on a fundraiser. This year they decided to roll out a bingo game for the whole family. Juggling work, housework, and childcare, I did wonder whether I had time to take a night off to play bingo. But I am so glad I did! It was an evening that I will remember for a lifetime. For the first time since my children were very small, we had an evening full of fun, playing together, and truly enjoying connecting with each other.
That evening, my children and I left the school hall clutching our proudly won prizes. But probably the best prize for me was the feeling that I had spent a precious few hours enjoying myself with my family, with no technology in sight!
Helping families to connect
Because bingo is easy to play, it’s the perfect game for the whole family. There are no awkward instructions to learn, and no years of experience needed. It’s an engaging game that anyone can master within minutes. What’s more, bingo is a game that the whole family loves! And the best thing about playing bingo with your family? It really helps the family connect. So, if you’re looking to spend quality time with the family this Christmas, hunt out a game of bingo. You’ll be glad you did!