November 28, 2012

Gift idea.

Story Cubes are fun and aesthetically pleasing.

14 comments:

glenn said...

Probably too late but a collection od Aesops Fables would be nice as well.

EDH said...

I dunno. That kind of free association with any latent issues could lead to a family brawl under the Christmas tree.

rcommal said...

I have these or I would get them. I definitely second the recommendation. I've found that even electronics-oriented kids, as so many are, can get engaged in this. Good for mixed ages, fun even just among adults (especially, sometimes *wink*). And age 8 is not a hard lower limit. Depends on the kid.

/unrequested, impromptu thumbnail review

rcommal said...

I'm a fan of Aesop's, too, never fear.

deborah said...

Cool. I think I spend too much time here...the first thing that came to mind was that Freeman would like them.

rcommal said...

deborah: Heh. I made a mental note to email her about them later when I'm not on my phone, in case she didn't click thru to this thread.

deborah said...

:)

rcommal said...

Good rec for Ruth Anne, too.

Mark said...

The age is flexible. My four year old and I use them .... her stories might lack theme or much narrative, but she enjoys trying and I have great fun when it is my turn.

A creative mind can find a number of uses/games with them ... We have. For the price and portability, a great game for our home.

Freeman Hunt said...

Heh. You all are good.

Freeman Hunt said...

My oldest son used part of his allowance to order Hive Carbon the other day. Not sure if Althouse got credit for it though because he and my middle son took so long in deciding what to buy aside from the game.

Henry said...

Pretty good fun for the 5-year-old and 7-year-old. A 10-year-old neighbor came over the other day and they all played and then drew graphic novel versions of their stories. Win.

geokstr said...

I got a version of this decades ago called "Dirty Words", where you make sentences crossword style with what I would prefer to call "All the Fun Words". It's supposed to go 5 rounds, but funny that, we could never seem to get past two or three before we forgot about the game.

geokstr said...

I got a version of this decades ago called "Dirty Words", where you make sentences crossword style with what I would prefer to call "All the Fun Words". It's supposed to go 5 rounds, but funny that, we could never seem to get past two or three before we forgot about the game.