More Than Nostalgia

During my earlier school days, the girls would get together and make the paper “Fortune Teller” game.  That was always a sure-fire way to magically predict who loved you, who thought you were pretty and how many boyfriends you had.

Now I am a parent.  When my son was young, I used the game to entertain and support his emerging literacy skills.  This simple but creative activity introduced him to colours, spelling, numbers and counting, and when he was old enough he cut his own piece of paper into a square, and this helped to develop dexterity.  He loved it!  I encourage you to take a square piece of paper next time you eat out.  Most restaurants will have crayons.  All you need is someone to talk to while your child is busy creating your fortune!

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