Having fun in the group
Group games have a positive effect on the child's social development. They allow you to get used to the rules of living in a peer group, learn to cooperate and understand each other. In addition, they teach empathy, observe others, stimulate the imagination and exercise memory. Group games for children can be organized, for example, at a child's birthday party or at another party with a larger group of children. They are also used in kindergartens and in the early years of primary school.
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1. Examples of group games
Examples of group play activities can guide the child's activity in different ways. Some of them will be games that stimulate the imagination, others will offer the child mainly physical activity. However, all of them should be fun for children and this is their most important aspect. Teaching falls into the background, although it does not hurt to teach your child something new.
Pantomime is always a fun game for children. For example, feelings can be given to children to portray with your body. The rest of the group has to guess what is being passed on to them. Such fun for children allows them to develop the ability to empathize, observe the feelings and body language of other people.
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An extremely relaxing game for children is the fight with paper balls. Children receive cards, newspapers and scraps of paper, make balls from them and throw them. Children can be placed in two groups facing each other. It is important to establish a rule from the beginning that we collect the scattered papers together. Such group play allows the children to "survive".
And now it's time for some creative fun - painting together. Every child starts to paint whatever comes to his mind. As a sign, he gives the card to the person sitting next to him, who draws something. After a few such exchanges, you can admire your joint works. Thanks to this game, we develop the child's imagination and its manual skills.
Fun to develop a child's sense of rhythm is, for example, stomping. One of the children taps out different rhythms for the children to repeat. Over time, the rhythm inventor changes so that each child has a chance to come up with their own rhythm. In addition to the fact that play allows you to develop a sense of rhythm, it also exercises children's memory, especially if the invented rhythm is quite long.
Put the ball on a sheet or a special sheet. The task of the children is to pick up the sheet and make the ball move, it is to circle around the edge of the sheet and not fall off. It is a game that teaches children how to cooperate and gives them a lot of joy and laughter.
2. Advantages of playing in a group
The advantage of playing in a group is primarily contact with other children. Up to a point, the child is satisfied with the contact with the parents, but as the child grows, he needs something more. Contact with peers in the yard, kindergarten or school is necessary for the child to learn the rules of being with other children, talking to them, giving up, losing and winning. Playing together with other children can also have a positive effect on coordination, psychomotor development, imagination, and memory (you have to remember the rules of play!). However, remember that the child should always wash their hands thoroughly with warm water and soap after such games.