Family tradition is one of the most enjoyable times in my life. The whole idea started when my husband and I had our first child and we were always reading stories before she went to bed. Things are changing and as we (my husband and I) enjoy it, we decided to add work to our family culture.
So, let me explain how the game is played. Global storytime as the name implies covers the whole world and the storyteller. There are different bright balls and I love their different but shiny colors. My husband has a favorite ball and I have mine.
The balls work and shine well, especially in a dark room. So in my house, we used to turn off the lights so that the balls would glow. However, there is a reporter who carries the ball and shares his story while he is there. When the storyteller is done, he or she passes the ball to someone who will be the new narrator.
We always had a little spice in the game in my house. The story does not have to be real. Therefore, a young global person will have to continue the story. As the author of the story never started with a true story, the art goes on and this makes it more fun than you might think.
After the ball rolls around, we put on a light and laugh out loud at the very creative story. It is a family tradition that I always look forward to.
Here is a link to my favorite country.
Tracey Stewart is the founder and creative director of the Moomah Creative Arts Café in NYC.
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