Monday, March 21, 2016

Types Of

Types Of

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Tonight, we're happy to share another great quiet, thoughtful activity for connecting with our children right before bed.  This activity is like a simple, open-ended version of Scattergories® with a lot less rule.

While lying down together, take turns picking new categories and naming as many things as you can think of in that category.

Here are just a few examples:

vehicalsanimalsbreakfast foodssportsfruits
cars, boats, planes, trainstigers, fish, bears, turtleseggs, cereal, toast, pancakessoccer, baseball, cricket, rugbybananas, oranges, apples, pears

But you can add some more difficulty to the activity by constraining the categories further, e.g. only red fruits, or only vehicles which ride on land.  You can limit it to 10 answers or play a category until one of you can't think of another answer.

We hope you have fun thinking of fun new categories and objects to fill those categories.  Share some of your best in the comments below or on Twitter or Facebook

Further reading

There have been a huge number of academic studies on how, when, and why children categorize object in the world around them.  See for example:

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