One of the greatest assets we can teach our children is the art of conversation. The educational value of expressing a viewpoint or concern that can be achieved through an educational game called Fink Cards is immeasurable in school, higher education and at work. At the moment it would also help to rationally express an opinion once you get to the front of the border agency check-in at Heathrow. And the process can start at home around the meal table or mid point in a Wii game.
Teenagers are notorious for an indifferent approach to talking to or mosty at parents. We all tend to take the easy route and avoid conflict by saying nothing. And so the vicious circle continues. But help is at hand through a simple and ingenious approach to get children talking and speaking through a PSHE game. A random card is drawn from the deck of Fink Cards and the player has to discuss their thoughts on the topic. An example is the question
“If you were to win the lottery, how would it change your life?”
You may be amazed by the answer. And the whole family can join in answering the same question or pulling a new card