Children are constantly stimulated in different developmental areas through playing traditional games with other children . Play can provide a context wherein children achieve deep learning through the integration of intellectual, physical, moral, and spiritual values and commit themselves to learning, developing, and growing. While playing games, children learn a wide range of social skills.
In addition to being contexts in which most learning related to children’s lives occurs, games also provide children with contexts to learn about their own cultures and cultural values. Whereas values may show cultural differences, they can also be shared universally.
Examining the role of children’s games played in TIMES is significant in teaching big values (achievement, benevolence, conformity, hedonism, power, security, self–direction, stimulation, tradition).
Five stones is known as kallangal or Anchangal in the villages of tamilnadu.The game is played by 2 or more players using 5 small stones. It comprises a set of eight steps. The player who completes all the sets first is the winner.
This game helps sharpen your eyesight and memory. It also builds concentration.
Kabbadi is a popular sport in tamilnadu. A team game, it is still played in many parts of the country. In hindi kabbadi means “holding your breath”, which is the underlying principle of theis game. The game is played with 2 teams comprising 12 players each.
Satoliya, Otherwise known as the seven sontes, is a team game palyed with a ball and seven stones. The stones are piled on top of the other. The attacking team must hit the pile in three attempts, and aim to rearrange the pile of stones before they are caught and declared out. This game improves agility and focus.
Lattu is a traditional that used to be extremely popular among children in india. Lattu, Or the spinning top, has been around the top, which is then flung on the ground to spin .
The game improves dexterity
Pallanguzhi is a board game that used to patronised by women in tamilnadu in the days gone by. Tamarind seeds or shells or shells are used to play this game, which has fascinated researchers for its anthropological and social aspects. The game improves mathematical and motor skills.
Nondi is a hopping game popular in the rural villages of tamilnadu. A grid is drawn on the ground and the player hops across to complete his lap without stepping on the border. The game improves muscle tone and balance.
Lakhoti is a popular traditional game played across the country. It is also known as kancha, golli, Goti and marbles.
The game improves concentration.
Pagade is the national board game of india. It is race game in which two or four players can participate. Pawns are moved across the board and the player who gets all his coins “ Home is the winner”.
Cricket played with a stick instead of a bat is exactly the structure of Gilli Danda. It is believed to be the origin of Western games such as cricket, baseball and softball .
The game requires two sticks. The bigger one is called “danda” and the smaller one is called “gilli“. The player then uses the danda to hit the gilli at the raised end, which flips it into the air. While it is in the air, the player strikes the gilli, hitting it as far as possible. Having struck the gilli, the player is required to run and touch a pre-agreed point outside the circle before the gilli is retrieved by an opponent.
TIMES Secondary Schoolers only will paly the game.