Visiting a cow, a dog, a chicken, and a rat in a barnyard; Throwing arrows or practice shooting pellets at a target; Coloring animals and trucks all different colors or painting them by numbers; Planting seeds and flowers and fighting zombies off my lawn; Popping balloons in rows of three to earn points – Yep, my family (including my 4 year old) is an online game playing family!!
When I first started blogging almost a year ago, my family wasn't much of an online family. Hubby and I didn't have internet for the first few years we were married and the computer we owned wasn't much to be excited about. We were given a laptop from a friend who wasn't using it and we started to get online a little more. Then I started blogging and I would wait until the boys went to bed to go in the living room to blog for hours.
We eventually bought a wireless router and I have been blogging from the bedroom since then. I guess it was just natural that my boy would become interested in the computer, or at least be curious. I won a coloring program in a giveaway and taught The Boy how to use it. When he's bored, he always wants to color!
Hubby bought me a tablet to try, but it didn't really work with our wireless router very well so he just started using it to play "the bird game" (you know the one…). Then, Hubby and I bought smart phones and they have games on them. Then, it was ON!!
When I'm blogging, and Hubby is playing birds, The Boy will often ask to play some game on some gadget. He gets frustrated with his Nintendo DS (yeah, we did that… ) and he will end ask to use the laptop to play a game online. It usually jars me to stop and take a break.
We were introduced recently to Pogo.com and I thought I would check it out. When The Boy said he wanted to help me with my post (he does that sometimes…really!) then I let him play with some of the games.
He is in LOVE with the Plants vs. Zombies game!! He and I were trying it out together and he was pushing the button while I moved the mouse around. I was telling him to "click, click, click" and we were getting so rowdy that Hubby started laughing so hard and came over to join us. We had a fun little family evening planting seeds and sunflowers, killing zombies, and protecting our lawn!!
One of our other favorite games is Poppit!!
Race against the clock and pop as many balloons as you can. To play the Poppit!™ Sprint puzzle game, all you have to do is pop groups of two or more balloons of the same color in one minute. Fast pops of three or more balloons of the same color increase your multiplier and score.
Play the full version of this puzzle game for free* on Pogo.com. Once you register, you will also be able to save your high scores, tokens, and be able to enter daily for a chance to win prizes**. Join Pogo now and play over 100 free* online games!
*Internet connection and EA account required. Must be 13+ to create an EA account.