The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is excited to announce two Family Game Night locations; one in Slidell and another in New Orleans! Family Game Night is an opportunity for children on the spectrum and their siblings to not only have fun but to learn while they are having fun. It is also an opportunity for parents to mingle and network with other parents. There will be an assortment of games with varying levels of physical activity, e.g., board games, interactive games, scavenger hunts, one-on-one, two-person or multi-player games. And there will be a variety of volunteers playing the games along with the children to assist with game instructions, rules, and modeling how to play the games appropriately. Come join us for some friendly family competition and some good ole fun! Registration information for each location can be found below. You can also join our email list to receive announcements and registration information.
Family Game Night – Slidell
Our next Family Game Night in Slidell is tentatively scheduled for May. Family Game Night – Slidell features games such as Family Jeopardy, Family Hangman, and more! To receive announcements about our next Family Game Night in Slidell, subscribe to our email list at http://www.asgno.org/get-involved/e-mail-subscription/
Family Game Night – NOLA
NORDC and the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans present an evening full of fun activities for the whole family. Family Game Night provides an opportunity for all children, including those with autism and other special needs, to have fun, in a safe and accepting environment. There will be food and fun for everyone including board games, interactive games, carnival-style games, and a healthy meal served.
May 19, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Treme Recreation Center
900 N. Villere St., NOLA
Register Online or call NORDC at (504) 658-3049 for more information.
Benefits of Playing Games
While there will be a lot of fun to be had playing games, your child’s development will benefit as well. For instance, playing board games can enhance a child’s math, reading, knowledge, fine motor, and cognitive skills. Game playing can also greatly enhance a child’s social skills as well, including taking turns, engaging in appropriate behavior, and dealing with winning and losing. Children also learn patience, how to follow rules, and play fair while playing games. And there will even be an opportunity for siblings who are not on the spectrum to socialize and network with their peers. For more information on the benefits of playing games, go to storiesandchildren.com/benefits-of-playing-board-games/
Please join us for a fun-filled night for the entire family!