A Random Diablog
Laughter, Play and Poetry
I am an IamBic Master Practitioner – IamBe was the goddess of Laughter, Play and Rhyme, I’ve written about her before here. My Communication and Connection Model is based on these principles with metaphorical flashing! For may years I have explored the benefits of ‘play’ in both little and big people and most mornings I set an intention to be playful and to not sweat the small stuff.
This week, I found a vintage red suitcase in a skip, I’m often on the look out for them, it was a bit rusty and tired but it was perfect for my random lifestyle. Inside were a few vintage books including ‘Indoor & Community Games‘ by Sid G Hedges 1943, an exciting find (do I need to get out more?)
Connection & Communication Through Play
Since the introduction of the PS4 games console in the house, there has been a lot of falling out over fair usage, screen time – ‘it’s so unfair our friends get to play on it all night’ and when they do come off there’s noticeable irritability and stress and this coupled with a hormonal pre-teen. Later today, when my husband returns we are having our weekly family meeting about the best way forward with these frustrations.
The kids and I have been having a lot of fun reading the book and playing some of the simple games. They have relaxed and connection and communication has been restored. They’ve just walked to Sainsburys together too, hopefully they will sustain this friendship on their adventure and not part company in the frozen ailse.
Enjoy these Games
Here are a couple of the simple games we’ve explored and enjoyed –
Split into 3 teams and appoint these 3 names – Hishy, Hashy, Hoshy
Count to 3 and then call out the name assigned to the person or team in unison and loudly to create a giant sneeze!
Laughing Game – Rollicking Fun!
‘Someone of merry disposition is chosen to lead the game and sits in the middle of the room. He tosses up a handkerchief and immediately breaks into a rollicking laugh. Everyone else must laugh too, and the laughing must continue as long as the handkerchief is in the air. But the instant that it touches the floor every face must become stern again, and anyone who shows even the slightest trace of a smile is compelled to drop out of the game. The handkerchief is then thrown up a fresh and the game goes on until all the players have been disqualified’
I love this smelly old random book, it’s going to continue to be played with.