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3223 Agenda 3-Games - academic subjects Many children’s...

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What is a game? Constance Kamii, author of Group Games in Early Childhood Education , says a game is “…those in which children play together according to conventional rules specifying (1) some pre-established climax to be achieved, and (2) what players should try to do in roles which are interdependent, opposed, and collaborative. Criteria of a good game 1. Suggest something interesting and challenging for children to figure out how to do; 2. Make it possible for children themselves to judge their success; 3. Permit all players to participate actively throughout the game. Group Games in Early Childhood Education by Constance Kamii & Rheta DeVries Why are games important? Integrating mathematics and literacy creates an interweaving of curriculum rather than a compartmentalizing of
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Unformatted text preview: academic subjects. Many children’s books provide a natural, meaningful path for exploring and exchanging ideas about math concepts. Games provide development of social skills Helps the child develop autonomy from adults Children are mentally more active than with a worksheet Book Math Concepts Potential Type of Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Name of Game Commercial or Teacher Created Initial Impression Math Concepts Ending Impression Repetition of skills are used Developing Math Games Based on Children’s Literature by Kay M. Cutler, Deanna Gilkerson, Sue Parrott, and Mary Teresa Bown...
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