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Fifteen Minutes

Required:

  • Your time only

You've heard that, in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. Why wait? Ask your child to tell you why he or she is famous- right now!

Pretend that your child has just made the cover of a famous newsmagazine. Ask your child what the article that accompanies the magazine cover is all about. What achievement brought your child to the public's attention?

Alternatively, ask your child to imagine that the newsmagazine features the cover story in ten years. What's the cover story all about then? Did your child accomplish an impressive goal (winning an Olympic gold medal, for example) or a farfetched one (turning broccoli into ice cream)?

In any case, don't forget to switch places with your child and explain how you earned your 15 minutes of fame. What's it really like to build a better mousetrap—and to be acknowledged as a genius by the whole wide world (except the mice, of course)?

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From 365 TV-Free Activities You Can Do With Your Child Copyright © 2007, F+W Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Adams Media, and F+W Publications Company. All rights reserved.

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