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5 Game Orders (5G)

The grammar in the play language

"Stop and Move", "Gather and Disperse, "Take turns", "Grouping", "Calm Down"

(Demo videos in Chinese only)

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 Stop and Move (停動)

💡 Play Tips

Don't need to say too much! Positive behaviours can be strengthened simply by playing "Stop and Move" games (like "the Wooden Man").

Let kids excel in "Stop and Move" during playing! When they can control themselves to "Stop and Move" in appropriate time, we can then add different variations to the games for more joy and challenges!

When kids realize that the game will become more fun when they can accomplish "Stop and Move", they will respond happily and thus master this game order.

 ☀️💦"Stop and Move" demonstrated by game trainers, parents, teachers and children!

Gather and Disperse (集散)

💡 Play Tips

Kids should know where they can/should go and not wander around aimlessly. Through playing games, kids will be able to learn to go to the right place at the right time. For example, if they have to line up, they will go to a fixed spot and stand in a straight line; after completing an activity, they will return to their seats and sit down.

During play activities, children who do not follow game rules will be invited to go to a fixed seat (a chair can be prepared in advance) to calm their emotions (calm down); in case of chaos or danger, all children should stop the activity immediately and should know where to return to (usually to their seat, but if there are no chairs, lines can be put on the floor, or safety zones can be designated and rehearsed with the children in advance).

 

When children "Gather and Disperse" in an orderly fashion, they can play safely anywhere.

 "Gather and Disperse" demonstrated by game trainers, parents, teachers and children!

Take turns (輪流)

💡 Play Tips

The concept of "Taking Turns" is embodied in how kids change their roles during playing: as leaders and as participants. Once a kid understands the rules of the game, we should select a kid who has demonstrated positive behaviour to be the leader and, more importantly, clearly state why he is the leader so that other kids will imitate the positive behaviour. By taking turns to be the leader of the game, kids can practise their leadership skills, while adults can observe their abilities and characteristics from the side.

 

When kids experience that their positive behaviours will be appreciated and will allow them to become the leader, they will be willing to imitate and repeat those behaviours, encouraging them to learn from each other.

 ☀️💦"Take Turns" demonstrated by game trainers, parents, teachers and children!

Grouping (分組)

💡 Play Tips

Kids usually form groups with people they know better. But in reality, we need to collaborate with different people to get the things done. Through playing with "Grouping" elements, kids will be more willing to get in touch with other less familiar kids. Their sense of connection and recognition can be strengthened by playing together interactively and cooperatively, helping each other and making up for their shortcomings.

 

As kids have adapted, their ability to accept change will increase and, therefore, will be able to collaborate well with different types of kid.

 

How can your family be divided into different groups? You can also invite friends and relatives to try it out! For example, "Team chocolate-lover" and "Team vanilla-lover".

 ☀️💦"Grouping" demonstrated by game trainers, parents, teachers and children!

Calm Down (冷靜)