Talk It Out


  • 15 to 30 minutes


  • Favorite stuffed animal or doll


You can use a favorite stuffed animal to help your child express things that are difficult to talk about. Many children will open up more easily with this simple way to buffer personal feelings.


  • Use two stuffed animals and let them talk to each other about an issue.
  • Designate dolls with a particular function, like the silly doll or the serious doll.
  • A puppet can make a good "mediator" in difficult situations.


Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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