Rainy Day Fun
Indoor fun doesn't have to lack adventure! We raided the shelves at EB Games for the top 3 imagination sparking video games and searched through Book Face for the top 3 bedtime stories.
Top 3 Bedtime Books – Book Face
The Bad Seed
This is our favourite bedtime story—it’s super cute, terribly clever and laugh out loud funny. This is a book that is a lot of fun to read, and models to children that they don’t have to limit themselves to their past behaviours or to act in ways that they know people expect them to. At any moment, a child can decide that they are done being a ‘bad seed’ and start acting like a ‘good seed’ instead.
The story of a young cactus, with a very prickly family! Felipe is not like his family, and all he wants is a hug, but what’s a young cactus to do when his family is not the ‘touchy feely type’? Felipe’s friendship with a balloon ends in catastrophe causing Felipe to strike out on his own. He is lonely and sad until he hears the crying of … a lonely rock. This is the perfect bedtime story to read to your little one before tucking them in with a big hug.
Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief – Illustrated Edition
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school …again. And that’s the least of his problems. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of his Greek mythology text book and into his life causing nothing but trouble. Add new friends and a quest for a missing lightning bolt and it’s a recipe for a hilarious, exciting adventure! Perfect to stretch out bedtime for kids who
are growing up and out of picture books. There is no doubt parents will enjoy Percy just as much as their kids!
Top 3 Imagination Sparking Video Games – EB Games
Let their imaginations run wild. Minecraft is a massive sandbox game where your kids’ minds can be as creative as they wish and create anything they imagine. Players can explore the mighty mountains and living oceans of infinite worlds, expanded further by free game updates, amazing community-made maps, servers, thrilling mini games and more! Plus—share in the adventure at home between the kids with split-screen multiplayer.
The Lego Movie 2
If your kids love anything LEGO they’ll love this video game! Packed with fan-favourites and exciting new characters, mysterious locations and action from both the sequel and the original blockbuster. Described by Sean McEvoy, of The LEGO Group, this game is “full of fantastic characters and open-world adventures with a strong emphasis on creative solutions to puzzles and building”—so you know your kids are building their skills as well as having fun. Fans of all ages will have fun rebuilding their own world using tools to create roads, change the landscape and build structures to unlock more rewards and missions.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Do you have fond memories playing Mario Kart as a kid? Well, Mario and all his much-loved pals are back bigger and better than ever! Mario Kart for Switch and can be played multiplayer at home, for fun filled family games night (try not to get too competitive parents). Or the game can be played on the go—yep, that means long car trips made easy!