Art of Literary Conversation
Designed to promote literary discussion, players decide what literature to discuss. First questions on each card are straightforward and suitable for all ages (maybe as young as five). All questions may be answered on various levels. A glossary of literary terms is included as well as suggestions for using the questions as part of literature classes.
Perfect for many occasions, the informative 16 page communication booklet provides guidelines and many variations on TAOC, including a solo version.
The 104 cards provide 200 conversation topics, carefully created and tested to promote and stimulate communication, plus 4 blank cards for children to personalize.
TAOC is fun for everyone and is also a highly effective therapeutic and educational resource for families, therapists, counselors, teachers, speech pathologists, language teachers, coaches, church leaders and more.
Nothing is more basic to interpersonal relationships than conversing with another person. But in this age of iPods, cell phones, and other personal entertainment devices, opportunities for conversation are fewer. The ability to converse easily with another person may not come as naturally as it once did. The Art of Conversation has been designed to improve conversational skills. It has been used successfully in a wide variety of settings: family get-togethers, business training meetings, church groups, therapeutic counseling sessions, team building exercises, school classes, even dates for Mom and Dad! Each game consists of 100 cards with 3 questions on each (except the Children's version which has only 2 questions each).
In the regular version, questions on each card are related to the same topic, but vary in depth so that players of different ages and ability levels can all participate at the same time. The Christian version focuses on questions relating to God, Christianity, life and faith. It will help enrich relationships with others or be a great small group/Bible study activity. The questions tend to be fairly deep, so while some may be used for younger children, this one is geared more toward adults (or older teens).
If you love food, then The Art of Food Conversation is for you! Discuss your culinary inventions, favorite comfort foods, and much more - again, this is focused more towards adults with some easier questions and some that you would definitely have to be a food guru to understand!
If you want to focus more on the kids, The Art of Children's Conversation includes topics more relevant to their life experiences. This one helps children speak confidently and well, learn to express their thoughts and listen to the ideas of others, and develop compassion and interest in others.
So get the family and friends together and enjoy The Art of Conversation. And if you're ever in Kangaroo Flat, Australia (no foolin'), say "Hi" to Louise, the game's designer. ~ Bob