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Inside Highlights® February 2018

BrainPlay: 11 Prompts to Boost Kids’ Language, Creativity, and Powers of Observation

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Inside Highlights® February 2018

 Inside Highlights® February 2018 Got a kid who needs more inspiration than he’s currently getting? Hand him an issue of Highlights and point out our monthly feature BrainPlay.

You can find it on page 6 of the February 2018 issue, or you can download it here. As always, you’ll spot 11 rarely asked, sometimes weird, and always challenging prompts designed to amuse your child and fire up his imagination.

But here’s the thing about BrainPlay: whether your school-age kid decides to share it with you or retreats to her room with it, she’ll undoubtedly rack up immeasurable benefits.

BrainPlay’s open-ended questions encourage creativity, independent thinking, problem solving, language development, and self-expression. Your child can answer the questions any way he wants, and in any order, based on his own thoughts, observations, experience, and how he chooses to express his feelings.

So, encourage your kid to spend a few minutes today answering some of the easiest prompts. Or you may want to try these questions over dinner tonight: Aside from your pets, which animals do you see most often? and Name a food that gets covered with another food. Tomorrow, try one that’s more challenging. You’ll might be surprised to see where his imagination takes him.

How will your family celebrate Halloween this year?

Parents Talk Back
How will your family celebrate Halloween this year?
Go trick-or-treating
66% (46 votes)
Go trunk-or-treating
20% (14 votes)
Attend a house party
4% (3 votes)
Attend a school or community function
10% (7 votes)
Total votes: 70