Words of affirmation is one of the love languages. This fun game will make your tamariki know how much you love them. Use these conversation starters to talk about the things you both love.

Why do it?

  • Being able to listen is a very important skill that supports learning and strengthens relationships.
  • Listening games are a fun way to develop listening skills.
  • Games are fun especially with people you love and who love you.
  • To develop bonds and reinforce important feelings and experiences
A boy, a girl, and hearts
A boy, a girl, and hearts

How to do it

Taking turns, use the starters below to talk about the things you love.

  1. “I love remembering when we…”
  2. “I love your…”
  3. “I love it when we…”
  4. “I love it when you…”
  5. “I love this photo because…”

Using more te reo Māori

Te reo Māori English
Love, affection, compassion, empathy