All posts tagged: teachable moments

Award-WinNING Game–YoU’RE PULLING MY LEG–PROVIDES multiple generations a glimpse into one another’s life, creates memories, bonding, more and can be played in-person, on-the-road, or virtually

By Leslie Lindsay  Interactive list of questions from the thought-provoking to quirky encouraging in-person or virtual fun, discussion, and storytelling skills.    ~FUN FRIDAY|ALWAYS WITH A BOOK~ AWARD-WINNING!  Created by award-winning game creator Allen Wolf, YOU’RE PULLING MY LEG: JUNIOR (August 2020) lets you test your bluffing skills with completely new questions that range from thought-provoking to zany. We did something similarly with my father-in-law and teen daughters…and it was such fun to hear his responses, how they are different from the girls, combining multiple generations, and learning a little about each other, too. Plus, the laughs and shared memories will be something to always treasure. “Knowing your audience, playing to that audience and selling your ideas are some pretty heavy things to find in a simple game, but that is just what testers reported witnessing in their children as they played this game over and over. Along the way you’ll be surprised how much you learn either about your own kids or about others.” Here’s how it works: Have you ever eaten too much …

The Teacher is Talking: Kids Say the Darndest Things

By Leslie Lindsay As a writer, I love words.  As a parent, I love well…my kids (most of the time).  So, when the rare combination of words and kids go well together, it makes my heart sing. My 5 year old recently had a birthday.  The “theme” of gifts had a lot to do with beads–beading, apparently is a big deal for girls of this age.  On one of the bead jars came a little booklet with all of these adorable sayings from kids.  I got a kick out of it, and I thought you might too. The tag on the jar of beads begins with:  “Listen to a seashell and you’ll hear the ocean.  Listen to a child and you’ll hear brillance.”  “Did you know that my Uncle Tony is driving around the country in a winning bagel?”  –Sean, 5. Mom:  “Look Chris!  It’s the capital building.” Chris, 5:  “Oh, well where is the lower case building?”  “Soda is not good for your body.  You drink it and the next thing you know, youare …