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In-service training in Udaipur revives use of board-games in primary education

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In-service training in Udaipur revives use of board-games in primary education

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In-service training in Udaipur revives use of board-games in primary education

  1. 1. In-service training in Udaipur revives use of board- games in primary education Dr. Lalit kishore 18 February, 2016 • 5 During a recent 6-day training of master trainers of Maa-Bari Centres held in Udaipur, the use of board-games at elementary school education was revived looking at their benefits in cognitive and social development and their suitability in multi-grade situation of small schools for tribal children. The participants from the Maa-Bari project supported by SWACCH, UNICEF and CULP, were given training in making simple board-game and a dice using card-sheets. The design for the board was drawn on the chalkboard and making of the dice was demonstrated through paper folding or origami. This was followed by the exercise of each participant to make board-games. "As children approach 5, there is a need to develop sight-based cognitive skills and incorporating number, letter, and word knowledge through board-games related to literacy and numeracy skills. Besides reinforcing literacy numeracy skills, board-games develop logic, spatial reasoning and strategic thinking and social skills," said the resource person. A discussion on the experience of board-games as learning tools led to the realization that playing board-games provides opportunities for spending enjoyable time together to master new skills and concepts such as sight vocabulary; recognizing abstract symbols, shapes, new words, counting along with eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. The board-games with dice and counters; like bingo; matrices; ladder and snake need to be made by the teachers themselves choosing the suitable content and age-appropriate right game, said the resource person. Read more at:http://www.merinews.com/article/in-service-training-in-udaipur-revives-use-of-board-games- in-primary-education/15913797.shtml&cp

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