Author: Lynn Sager

A Game that Teaches Kids the Value of Trust in Relationships

Many of the kids I teach do not know the meaning of the word trust. This of course got me thinking, “How can I introduce the concept of trust to my kids in a way that won’t seem like a boring lecture?” Now I have always believed that games are our best teaching tools, so I began designing a game that I call Can You Trust Me? The kids really love the game, and it has gotten them thinking about trust. I has also taught me a lot about my kids, so I thought I would share the game with you…

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“What is trust?” he asked softly.

I had an interesting encounter with three of my students today. Their names have been changed to protect the innocent. I shall call them 6-year-old-boy, 7-year-old-boy, and 8-year-old-boy. So I am walking through our outer lobby when I come upon 8-year-old-boy glowering down at 6-year-old-boy. I ask what is wrong and 8-year-old-boy growls, “He jack me,” which in kid’s speak means, “He stole something that belongs to me.”

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