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WHAT ARE GAMES?They are aboveallenjoyable and fun. Games are thestuff of life in theprimaryclassroom. As well as providingstimulation, variety, interest and motivation, theyhelptopromote positive attitudestowardslearning English.
Anothercharacteristic of gamesistheexistence of somekind of contest. They can be competitiveorcooperative. Theyhelptodevelopyoungchildren’s social skills, such as listeningtoothers, learningtofollow and respectthe rules, takingturns…
Types of games
Concentraqtion and memoryskills
Associatinglanguage and meaningwithactions, pictures, objects…
Mime and drama games,
Feely bag games
OUR SUPER GAMES ! Monkeymonkey Spellingshark Pass the chocolate cake/ box Say 3 times! The pools Back to back: what are youwearing? Can wecrosstheriver Mr. Crocodile?
TIPS FOR PLAYING GAMES Goforsimplicity Makesureallthedhilcren are involved. Makesureyouknowhowthegamesworks. Giveclearinstructions. Teachchildreninteractivelanguageforplayingthegame. Be fair and firmaboutenforcing rules. Stop thegamebeforetheybeginto lose interest Keepfavouritegames.
REFLECTION TIME! Setting up thegame: werethe rules goals of thegamecleartothechildren? Interactionpattern: pairs-groups-teams-wholeclass Competitions vs cooperation: wasthegamecompetitiveorcooperativeor a mixture? Classroommanagement: wereyouabletomanagethegamepositively and effectively? Appeal of thegame: can youlearnfromthisforplanningotheractivities? Language and learningbenefits: whatweretheapparentlanguage and learningbenefits of playingthegame? 500 activitiesforprimaryclassroom, Carol Read.Macmillan