This soft cover book is packed over 170 co-operative games and activities for ages 3 to 12+ years with little or no equipment required. Find great activities for small and large groups, from pre-schoolers through primary school ages and also middle school aged children. Play these games in open spaces such as a farm, park or street or in the indoor spaces of a home living room, a school classroom, gym, etc. Try a co-operative birthday party, recess time, or even a co-operative play date. Lots of prosocial learning hidden in a ton of fun!Play as friends, not as enemies! Family Pastimes games foster the spirit of cooperation. Players help each other climb a mountain, make a community, complete a space exploration... They never play against each other. After all, the initial impulse to play a game is social; that is, we bring out a game because we want to do something together. How ironic then that in most games, we spend all our efforts trying to bankrupt someone, destroy their armies - in other words, to get rid of one another!At Family Pastimes we believe that people of different ages and abilities should be able to play side by side, each making their best contribution. We are all there together when we finish the game to take joy in our successes and wonder how we might work together even better the next time we play. Thus, Family Pastimes games will prove to be a friendly form of fun. Socialization, entertainment, academic learning, character growth, etc. - whatever your objectives, we invite you to realize them by cooperative means. We hope you enjoy playing and learning together!