Use of games puzzle and magic tricks for health education
Use of Games, Puzzle & Magic Tricks for Health Education By Manish Kumar Masters in Social Work (TISS, Mumbai) Director-Creative Learning & Communication-Innovations Fellow, Fund for Leadership Program, MacArthur Foundation General Secretary, Indian Institute of Young Inspirers Director, Entertainment Education Resource CentreMember, Council of Sex Education Parenthood International, Mumbai
Why Games Easy to involve people Easy to channalize the energies of people Fun loving in nature Able to discuss issues related to health Able to overcome stigma related to various health issues.
Why Board Games1. It provides joyful environment2. Familiar board games formats3. Easy to use4. Can explain complex concepts in easy formats5. Can be used during leisure activities6. Participatory in nature7. Scope for dialogue and discussion8. Ability to attain participants attention9. Traditional presence
Board GamesBoard Games are generally played on a predefinedsurface (board) with the help of pieces/countersand/or dice. The surface (board) can be made ofvarious types of material like –1. Paper2. Hardboard3. Plastic or Raccine4. Cloth5. Metal
Methodology can be used for1. HIV/AIDS2. Substance Abuse3. Sexuality Education4. Gender Issues5. Early Marriage and Pregnancy6. Violence against Women7. Adolescent Health & Nutrition
Do’s and Donts in Entertainment Education1. Language2. Cultural literacy3. Respect the audience4. Combination of awareness messages and entertainment5. Use of analogy6. Role modeling7. Involvement of Community