Hey! Have you met Roberto yet? If not, here are a few simple facts to get to know him better:
How old are you?: 6
What grade will you be entering in February?: 2nd grade
What do you want to do when you grow up?: Drive fast cars
What’s your favorite movie?: The Lion King
What was your favorite Christmas gift this year?: My Transformer Robot and “UNO”.
His last response struck me as odd. When you think of children opening Christmas gifts, you imagine that their favorite toy would be the most expensive one, or even the coolest looking one. Not for Roberto. It was obvious to me and everyone else, that his favorite gift was this deck of “UNO” cards. Yeah, a gift that possibly didn’t cost more than $5.00.
“UNO” lead to other card games. Now, one of his favorites is the “Memory Game’”, where you lay the deck of cards out, face down, and find pairs. Whoever has the most pairs at the end of the game wins. Can you tell by this picture who wins a lot? Yep, he is the card champion.
Roberto counting his cards even though it was obvious he won, again.
His competitor refusing to show her face because she lost (It's Carolina, don't tell her I told you).
A deck of cards makes for hours of fun and great for teaching life skills like how to win, how to lose, and how not to cheat . Such simple things make these children happy.
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