Games and fun stuff to help a new mother feel smarter!
February 1, 2014 5:40 AM Subscribe
My friend just had her baby, and while she is loving motherhood, she also feels like after 10 months pause from work + hormonal adjustments, tiredness, sleep deprivation and time spent alone with a newborn she is... well... dumber than before. What sorts of stuff can a new mom do/play with her visitors to stimulate her
intellectually and cognitively, while she does the same for her little one?
posted by ipsative to Health & Fitness (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'll be visiting them more often and I'd love to bring over games that are:
1) not too elaborate, with relatively simple rules, so that it's easy to start playing them (both for her and her visitors)
2) compatible with a baby's "schedule" of needs, ie. can be interrupted and continued without a lot of hassle
3) difficult enough to challenge a smart person (she is a "letters" person, so anything verbal is great, memorization, making connections, logic...)
4) for 2 or more players
Assume all her needs are being taken care of as well as possible (great support network, 2 sets of lovely grandparents nearby, great husband sharing responsibilities, healthy kid and good access to services, etc).
I already thought of playing Black Stories. I'd love to hear what y'all have to suggest!!