HOW DO OUR CONVERSATION CARDS HELP?

"Children’s wellbeing, identity, sense of agency and capacity to make friends is connected to the development of communication skills, and strongly linked to their capacity to express feelings and thoughts, and to be understood."
- Victorian 
Early Years Learning and Development Framework (2016)

Conversations are key to language development, the exchange of thoughts and ideas and listening to each other. Conversation skills are important for both development and wellbeing!

Everyone learns these skills by hearing each other’s thoughts, while also observing facial and body expressions that show emotions. Having effective conversations helps children to make friends, be listened to, feel heard and understood, ask for what they need and develop strong relationships with others.

Conversation skills are not just about being able to talk and listen well, but also about really understanding the message being delivered and making accurate observations on body language, facial expressions and tone. As well as, other skills such as knowing how to initiate conversations appropriately, using eye contact, taking turns, actively listening and seeking clarification, speaking politely, and knowing when to stop talking too! And as we know the best way to learn a new skill set well, is through lots of practise! 

Our cards take the stress out of learning these skill for players, removing a chunk of the guessing work, so players can relax and just have fun  focusing on developing those all important social skills!

Not only that but along the way other proven benefits will increase, such as a better awareness of self and others, stronger more dependable relationships, improved mental health and more! 

Technology is a part of everyday life, but replacing face-to-face conversations with phone conversations, texting, emailing, etc., has taken important skills away from both children and young adults.

“Face to face conversation is the most human and humanizing thing we do”, "Fully present to one another, we learn to listen. It is where we develop the capacity for empathy. It’s where we experience the joy of being heard and of being understood. Conversation advances self-reflection, the conversations with ourselves that are the cornerstone of early development and continue throughout life.” - Sherry Turkle (Author of, Reclaiming Conversation : The Power of Talk in a Digital Age)