Monday, July 13, 2009

Lazy Dazy Summer

Today my kids learned to do the "bridge" when shuffling cards. I can now rest easy, knowing that my children accomplished something over the summer. Whew! At least the learning portion of the summer is behind us!

My kids have immersed themselves in cards recently, and we frequently have four decks going at once. The kids think it's so nice to be able to do something with each other, without actually having to do what the other one wants (at least for solitaire).

Does anyone have any good suggestions for books on card games, primarily on solitaire or two-person games? We have Hoyle's Rules of Games and it's good. But I'm looking for a book that focuses on card games, specifically ones that kids can play by themselves.

Cards are an amazing invention. After rediscovering them with my kids this summer, I marvel again at how brilliant those people were centuries ago to create this little stack of paper (then wood, I think) and that it can be used in so many myriad ways. I need to read up on the history of cards. It must be a fascinating one.

Ooh ... unit study!

Oh wait ... after that bridge thing, we'll need to hold off until fall to learn something else.

Photo of cards by ralphunden from here

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to when we can all play those games together. (Right now, the only game we can really all get into together is Zingo! Your kids like that one too.) In high school, my friends and I went through a big card-playing phase. Now I can't even remember what we played and what the rules were! Except for, uh, I Doubt It. :-)