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I love summer holidays! We typically spend them at the pool complete with all the menu requirements of a cook-out: burgers, brats, hotdogs, strawberries, sweet corn and watermelon. This Memorial Day there were some issues with opening the pool, so we had to succumb to an indoor party. But this lead to playing games, specifically Apples to Apples.
I have a nephew who just finished first grade and was home visiting from Tennessee. The last time we played this game, which would have been Christmas, Brooks was with a partner because many of the cards he could not read, and he needed help.
But not this time! Now, that he "is second grader" he got to play by himself. He didn't need any help. It was so much fun not only watching him read the cards, but watching him think through his choices. Watching him use his reasoning skills to decide which card was the best answer.
One round he had the card snow cones and he played that card. The next round was the word delicious.
"Oh man!" he said.
"What's the matter?" I asked.
"I should have saved snow cones for this one, because they are delicious!"
Although it was a summer holiday with no pool, I had a great time watching my nephew think - it must be the teacher in me!