Theme-related questions encourage us to reminisce and inspire interaction between different generations. Within a respectful environment, adults’ memories of their own childhood and children’s ideas about today can come together in dialogue. The theme-related questions can be used
when working with children and families, for example, in a day-care setting or at residents’ parks
- when requesting that families provide memories for Time Travel activities
- when engaging with children
- as a means of spurring discussion at events for parents, grandparents or entire families
within a work community
within a family or immediate circle of family and friends.
The questions can be selected as suitable for a particular group/purpose. Discuss with the children to come up with additional questions. Examples of theme-related memories can be found in the Time Table memory calendar (in Finnish).