Shall we play?

One of everyone’s chlidhood favorite games is definitely blind man’s buff.

14442739_1000999946679655_1935169707_n

All of us have funny stories on wrong identifications to tell and all of us still clearly remember our intense feelings at the moment of blindfolding, when the game was starting.

14445626_1000999843346332_1636305618_n

Same with very young kids: this process is especially well taken by them. There is great anticipation on who will take the place of the next “blind man”.

14458941_1000999803346336_706888286_n

But why is this so important from educational point of view?

  • Because they play and have fun
  • Because they strenghthen their bonds and relationships
  • Because interaction with each other is enhanced

14445542_1001000173346299_400832558_n

  • Because they develop orientation skills
  • Because they enhance their optical memory
  • Because they learn in practice what “drama” means
  • Because they constantly ask to repeat the process

So, shall we play?

(by Chryssa Vaitsi, teacher in post-toddlers class, in Athens)

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Shall we play?

    • In a play-based learning environment, we always strive to keep children excited and involved into activities they decide, not us. So, if asking to repeat and repeat again a process on their own will, it is the best proof that they have indeed taken the ownership of their school life. And this should be the ultimate goal in a school!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s