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'Listen to the world' - game, concentration skills

on Sun, 26/06/2011 - 22:59

I believe that learning how to concentrate is a useful skill for children. It will give them the abillity to listen to the world around them AND to their own heart. In my playsessions I often do 'listen to the world' - games. So that children learn "to filter" the most important information for themselves. 

Here is an example that you can do as a cool down activity, at home or at school. I called it  "INDIANCHIEF" (from my Dutch movement and games - book "Spelend in beweging").

The choosen Indianchief! Turns his back towards his friends, closes his eyes and opens his ears.

TIP - TOE.....sneaking up, sitting down behind the chief. 

Tell me big chief, how many little indians are sitting behind you?

So much fun, letting them ALL sit behind their friend. A lot of giggling, collaboration and space for listening!

My children are very much present after a concentration game.

You can make this activitiy even more playful by inserting a creative activity:

> Becoming a little Pocohontas

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