Thu, 09/02/2010 - 21:01 — admin
Are you tired of asking your child to talk and not getting much of a response?
Most parents would love to get a sneak peak into their child's heart and mind... if they only knew how. That's why Conversation Cards were created!
This highly engaging and interactive game was developed to spark good conversation between parents and kids, whether it's around the dinner table, passing time "on-the-go," or winding down to connect before bed.
Created by Dr. Amy Wickstrom, Conversation Cards offers a fun and easy way teach kids about family values, feelings, social skills, and healthy relationships! Each card in the deck has a "sentence starter" on it that has been used by therapists all over the country to help kids talk and share their hearts. To help parents get the conversation going more effectively, every deck also includes guidelines to help children feel safe, understood, and eager to play.
So the next time you find yourself placing your child on the couch to ask, "How was your day?", grab a deck of Conversation Cards instead!
How to Play
1. Draw an imaginary line in the room and designate one end of it as “agree” and the other end as “disagree.”
2. Have participants stand in the middle of the room and tell them you will read aloud one card at a time.
3. After reading each card, each participant must decide if they agree or disagree with the statement and then move to the corresponding side of the room. They can also be “undecided” and stand in the middle of the room. The adult reading the cards also chooses “I agree,” “I disagree,” or “Undecided,” but does not move to the corresponding sides of the room. Instead, the adult reading the cards stands in a single location of the room.
4. After participants have chosen their location in the room, initiate conversation about the statement on the card and their opinions.
5. Repeat step 3 and 4 with each card.
- “I like spaghetti”
- “Sometimes I do things I regret”
- “I’m happy with how things are going in my life”