Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tip #12 Charades

Charades is always a fun game. As an adult it allows you to act like a kid again. As a child it gives you a chance to show off your skills at portraying something without speaking.

To bring this back to taking a book beyond reading, act out things that happened in the story.

Write clues for older children, or if children are too young to read, whisper in their ear what they are to act out.

This works best with a group of at least two children. Don’t have two children? Invite a neighborhood child over and read the story to both of them. They will have fun and their mom will appreciate the alone time. Maybe she’ll even do the same for you one day and you can start a weekly story time with the kids in the neighborhood.

Have fun. See you tomorrow with another fun tip.


Morgan Mandel said...

I was never good at charades. Could never figure them out.

Morgan Mandel

Joy said...

The thing I like about the game is that you cna behave like a kid again.

Anonymous said...

Ah, charades... one of the staple activities from my daycamp instructor days...