It has been a very busy day in the Snyder home with all of our grandchildren finding their way to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Our grandchildren range in age from 20 and 7 and despite this they played together for hours, laughing, building, and learning from each other.
All it took was two iPads, a computer and Minecraft.
With that laughter has filled our home for the past two hours as they build, destroy and build again.
Grandpa and I were both reminded of winter nights when Lego covering the floors as their parents then children with as similar age span spent hours creating together.
With restricted mobility Minecraft provides the perfect platform for James to play as an equal with the girls and to teach them new techniques.
We are grateful for the internet and internet based games, as it equalizes the playing field for people with physical challenges and for this Grandma it has provided a wonderful Saturday afternoon and a house filled with laughter.
It is important that Grandparents learn to play with their grandchildren on the internet so that we can stay connected and remain a influencing agent in their live.
When the weather outside is frightful, playing with them on the internet is better than watching TV together in our opinion anyway.