Do you ever wish you had gathered more of your family’s history when you were young? Would you like to inspire a love of family history in your family’s young ones, but not sure how to get them interested? PBS Kids’ Family Fun With Arthur Game is a simple and fun way to introduce kids to gathering family oral history.
Kids can sit down with a family member they want to interview, then click Go to start. As they follow along in the game, they are creating a downloadable record of the oral history interview.
The downloadable record is easy to create – kids just type in who they are going to interview, then can add a picture of the interviewee, if they would like to (pictures are never retained by PBS Kids).
Next, there is a grid of questions for kids to ask the person they are interviewing.
The interviewee can type their answers into the space provided.
When complete, kids can right click to download the visual record of their interview.
What a great way to engage young ones in gathering family history!