Participation in physical games offers many benefits to children. Games not only help to keep children fit but motivate them to develop positive attitudes and understand rules. They learn and develop skills that will hopefully encourage them to engage in sports and other physical activities in later life.
Children learn to listen to instructions, to share and co-operate, to problem solve and challenge themselves and most important of all interact with others, being valued as part of the group.
This book is packed with ideas for children’s games. There are 100 games in all which cover warm-ups, cool-downs, parachute and playground games. There is also a section of games that develop the skills needed for a variety of sports and team games that children will meet when they are older
Although in different sections many of the games are interchangeable and can be used in a variety of situations, including children’s parties.