Working with Kitchener Public Library (KPL), Daniela and her students hosted several Family Board Game Fun events in which we introduced children and families to many new boardgames that can be played by children as young as 2 years of age and that can be played in only 10-15 minutes. The events were very successful and enjoyed by patrons! What was especially unique about these events was seeing groups of siblings, parents and children, grandparents and children all playing and having fun together, with a diverse number of languages spoken. Daniela is now working with KPL to curate a new collection of boardgames for children that will be introduced into circulation in 2021 (tentative, due to Covid-19).
This initiative is described in more detail below and relevant materials are provided openly for other interested libraries or institutions to use and adapt according to a CC BY-NC license. This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. (The creator for the text of these materials should be indicated to be Daniela O'Neill. Some items may have other stated attributions within them, such as photographs, but none of the materials presented here include material that would be incompatible with the CC BY-NC license).
New information and materials are being developed and coming later in 2020 and 2021.