Monday, May 17, 2010

Transformations #7

Today I made a point during our family supper of asking my kids what they did at school that day.  At our house, supper tends to be a constant chorus of "Stop touching me" with a descant of "Sit down and eat your food, all of you!"

By asking what happened at school, I am hoping to stimulate a higher form of conversation, to remove some of the chaos by having a focused discussion, and to let my kids know that I'm genuinely interested in them.

And so I learned about "fractured" fairy tales, where they challenge the kids to take a traditional tale like Jack and the Beanstalk and twist it around into an alternate telling.  Julie's rendition was The Bear and The Three Goldilocks.

1 comment:

  1. I'm curious to how that will work out over time. It sounds like a great idea.


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