Saturday, February 23, 2013
I Recommend Tell Tale
I love an inexpensive resource that has amazing power for people of many ages in a variety of situations. I just discovered such a game a few months ago.
This game is Tell Tale, and it's from the company Blue Orange Games. It's a great story telling game that fosters creativity, thinking, and self expression. It's a deck of 60 2 sided round cards with simple pictures on each side. It's about $12.
My son, who just turned 4, loves this game. My 4th graders love this game. There are many, many ways to play. For my son, we give him 4 cards, and he makes up a story. It's so stinking cute, I don't know if I should laugh or cry.
At school I have the whole class stand in a circle, and we just keep adding to a big story. Sometimes I pass out cards to everyone, and sometimes we just pass the whole deck to one person at a time, who takes the card on top and adds to the story. (Honestly, at first I could not believe how bad they were at this game, but they quickly improved.) It's a great oral writing experience.
I'd like to think that in my little corner of the world I'm keeping the art of storytelling alive!
Posted by Brave Teacher Mim at 11:07 AM