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The Art of Children's Conversation

Art of Children's Conversation, The The Art ofConversation ISBN: 9780980345537A new game promises to help children develop as confident speakers, better listeners and great all-round communicators, as well as being suitable for use in therapy and education.Following the success of their original game, The Art of Conversation, creators Louise Howland and Keith Lamb have adapted the concept to create The Art of Conversation for Children. Suitable for players from five years to adults, TAOCC helps children put complex ideas into words, share their ideas and feelings and respect the views of others.The game may be played in nine different modes, both competitive and non-competitive - there’s even a solo mode. Like the original game, it is professionally accepted as a resource for use in therapy, education (including anti-bullying programmes), counselling and language teaching.
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About the Author

Keith Lamb migrated from Norwich, Norfolk England to Australia in 1970 and formed the successful, multi-cultural glam-rock band Hush. As lead singer and co-writer for much of Hush's material, he lead the band to great national success, with many top ten hits such as Glad All Over and Boney Maronie. Keith toured Australia and New Zealand almost continuously for almost a decade and was a regular compere on the music shows such as Countdown, Sounds Unlimited, Hey Hey It's Saturday, GTK and more. After Hush, Keith performed in the first production of Jesus Christ, Superstar, He produced many successful albums e.g. Pioneers (the poetry of Banjo Patterson set to music) which went triple platinum. Keith co-wrote many songs for Status Quo, including several top 10 hits such as Ol' Rag Blues and Over the Edge. He has supported many British Rock acts, such as The Who. The ABC's Australian Story made a documentary, narrated by Louise, tracing some of Keith's life, from the Hush days to the present. Hush starred in the recent Countdown Spectacular Tour of Australia in 2006 to high acclaim. Louise Howland is an Australian who has traveled widely and worked in many fields, including as a psychiatric nurse and music teacher. Amongst her loves are nature, books, writing, music, art and travel. Louise has a natural gift for lateral thinking. Louise formed the company Rajmahal in 1986. Rajmahal ( manufactures and wholesales unique embroidery designs and materials, exporting to the USA, Canada, UK, South Africa, Turkey and various countries in Europe. Louise is a monthly columnist for Embroidery & Cross Stitch magazine. She is studying for a Masters degree in Children's communication. Louise and Keith are passionate about conversation and its benefits. They have researched and developed TAOC(R) as a labour of love over many years.


Joel Thomas Fun and insightful I must admit I'm not that confident when it comes to children. I don't have any of my own, but I do have a 6-year-old nephew, and a 4-year-old niece. I see them once every few weeks, but it was a lot easier when all they wanted to do was play. Now they also talk - a lot! Having found TAOC Travel so fun and insightful, I decided to give this one a go, and I'm so glad I did. I use them more as cheat sheet for conversation topics than an actual game that we play together. I now find it's a lot easier and less stressful to interact and communicate with them. Kylie Great for teacher's - another great game by TAOC! As a primary school teacher, I'm always looking for effective ways to communicate with children on their level, as well as improve their communication and interaction skills with each other. We now regularly play this game at game time and everyone gets involved. It's easy and fun, and they've all opened up so much. Not only are they closer as a result, but also I've found my teachings improved as I can better relate to them and have more of an insight into their personalities. This game is simply a must for teachers, or anyone who works with kids.

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