The kids didn’t take to The Interview Game quite as enthusiastically the second time around. Being tired will do that to a five year old, so it’s strange that filming was the calmest part of our evening. Inspired by this post on TeachThought, I swapped the hat for a pair of homemade question dice. With the blind draw out of the equation, the boys learned to manipulate the outcome pretty quickly. Quinn was eager to answer one question in particular. Enjoy the results, and let us know what you think of our efforts.
I am inspired by my children. The world is still so new to them at five years old, yet they seem capable of some of the most profound commentary on life. They are in a state of near constant cognitive dissonance since each day brings new experiences that must be weighed against limited prior knowledge. When a breakthrough happens and their minds coalesce on a simple truth, it’s an incredible thing to witness…often with hilarious results.
Unfortunately, as a father, I’ve done a poor job of capturing these moments. I talk AT them all the time, but it’s rare that I talk WITH them or allow them to express THEIR VOICE. (Too many teachers do the same, but that’s a topic for another time.)
Enter The Interview Game, a simple idea that promises to inspire blog entries for years to come. Throw a dozen open-ended questions into a hat, ask the child to pick one, and record their responses. Crafting the right types of questions was harder than anticipated, and it took a conscious effort not to influence their reasoning with any adult logic. I invite you to take a few minutes and enjoy the results of our efforts. I’m convinced that I’ve stumbled upon a gold mine, so look for episode 2 next week.