When I posted this picture of her to my social media, I was surprised to see that a lot of people (even other readers) said they have been wanting to introduce tarot to their kids but didn't know how to approach it. Hearing that prompted this post!
Here are some tips I used with my daughter to get her intuition in motion:
- Don't start with a reading or a spread, just let the child talk about the cards they see. Even allow them to pick the ones they want to look at it and explore.
- Ask questions like: What do you think is going on in the image? How do you think the people feel? What do you think happens next in the card? What is your favorite part of this card? Or what do you see first?
- Act out the cards! You can make this a fun activity by acting the cards out and seeing how they would react together.
- Use multiple decks and let them explore different images. Let them pick out the deck they wish to look at or show them some of your colorful and more artistic decks. You would be surprised to see how they interpret these cards!
Most of all, make it a fun experience and not a "lesson". Ignore the book meanings and just let their intuition flow. You would be shocked to see how some of their interpreting matches a lot of traditional meanings as well! My daughter and I want to explore some kid friendly decks, I would love to do a post down the road regarding child friendly decks and some reviews!
Have your introduced tarot or oracle cards to your children? Do they have their own deck?