Monday, December 21, 2015

Two Truths and a Tale

Two Truths and a Tale

Jolly-old-saint-nickHello again!  We hope you're finding some moments of joy and delight amid the usual chaos of the holiday season.  In today's post, we bring you a simple and fun activity to try with your children one night soon. This activity came to mind when thinking about some of the common Christmas lore such as Santa and "elf-on-a-shelf."  Many parents struggle with the idea of lying to their children about these topics while still preserving the magic of the season.  There have been a lot of great articles written on how to respectfully handle them such as this one, this one, and this one. At our house, we're probably using a combination of the three approaches, and it has been working well so far!

OK, let's get started with today's activity!

Getting to Know You

Step 1: Think of two things about yourself that are true.
Step 2: Think of one thing that is not true about yourself.
Step 3: Say all three of them to your child in random order.
Step 3: Have your child try to guess which one of the three things is not true.
Step 4: Now switch!  Have your child take a turn and you guess.

It's a really fun way to get to know each other a little bit better, and you may be surprised what you find out!

1) My favorite season is summer.  2) I had two German Shepherds when I was a child.  3) I have never been to Canada.

Can you guess which one isn't true?

We hope this activity brings you and your child closer together.  And we'd love to hear from you!  Did you discover anything about your child you didn't know?  Did you remember something about yourself that you had forgotten?  Leave a comment here or on Twitter or Facebook with some of your best ones!

Happy holidays and...mind the nap!

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