Spinning Up Stories

eeboo-fairytale.jpgWhen playing board games with Laurel, coping with the whole winner and loser thing has, at times, been challenging. So one thing I love about eeBoo’s prettily illustrated Fairytale Spinner Game is that the game can be more about storytelling. While there are formal rules (object = obtaining one scene, character, and object per category), we simply spin until all the pieces are collected then (often with two scene boards apiece) make up fabulous stories. Not only is it fun to stretch the imagination, but it allows me to work in some life lessons (e.g., appearances aren’t everything; ogres can be friendly and have feelings too…) along the way.