We picked up a book on how to play cards at the library, and Junie was assigned to pick a card game, read all about it, learn to play the game--and then teach me. She really got a kick out of the role-reversal idea!
Tonight, she picked "Hello, Sir! Hello Miss!" which was a new one on me. Interestingly, she picked for her first "teaching assignment" the game that relied most on pantomime in giving the directions.
(Aside: I wonder if she's a kinesthetic learner? She loves to move during lessons, and when I read to her she often wants to simultaneously act out the story, moving around the whole room as she goes. I vaguely recall coming across a parent/child learning styles test on a website somewhere--it'd be interesting to track that down.)
Anyway, the game is cute, and we had a lot of fun playing it. (It 's set up like War, only the goal is to get rid of all your cards. You have to be the first to do some silly action when a card from 10-Ace comes up in order to win each round.) After we played our game, it was time for me to put Sunny-boy to bed, so Junie also taught The Chief to play. By the time I came downstairs, they had already settled into a comfortable game of Go Fish. :)
I always loved playing card games when I was little, but I don't recall many of the games we used to play. I'm looking forward to this Junie B.-style refresher course!