In order to understand how drama can have an impact on children's development and on adults, small social communities and societies consisting of them, or even on nations, it is useful to first examine what the word means. The word Drama came from the French word drame "theatre play". French Greek word dráma, that is, "action, play, tragedy" is a quote from the word. The word Drama, like drama with its root; motion means changing the situation over time. The drama's techniques of improvisation, role-playing and impersonation of character make it possible to make participants more active, more creative, more unusual. It has an effect on children, such as contributing to the transformation of their imagination into flesh and blood. Children learn to develop reactions to events and situations during drama. In fact, from the many reactions they find with the help of their imagination, they gain experience that will guide them in real-life situations by revealing what is best suited to that situation. In other words, drama is like a drill for children. They learn to be prepared for the realities of life and situations that may arise suddenly.
Children grow up with play. Because Drama is also a kind of game, it is an activity that children will love to participate in. Drama is like a sheltered rehearsal where the challenges of real life are experienced. Montaigne describes the game as “the truest of children's pursuits.” Play is an important tool that allows children to learn, discover new things, and learn about their environment by making inferences about relationships, objects, and events in the world. The child's problem-solving skills, abstract thinking, imagination and creativity develop through play.
All babies and children begin to learn social skills in the game. Social norms and rules are learned by experience in the game. Children perform roles and roles in everyday life during the game. The game is inherent in the child, even Man of all ages. ” If a person does what he loves, he does not work " is at the core of the game. Because the game is fun, and if people are doing the job they love, they're actually playing the game! It doesn't matter how old the person is.
Nowadays, the issue of how children spend time at home has become even more important. Many parents are more aware of the evaluation of time with productive activities and strive to spend quality time with their children and do activities. So what games do we play at home, what skills do we have, how can we spend more time together? Here are the game recommendations...
We can play all the desktop games (Scrabble, Tabu, Jenga, Dixit, chess...) in our house. In this way, we create moments where we can come together as a family and develop both mentally and decisively, experience collaboration and teamwork.
We can design our own puppets with our home materials (such as felt, socks, cardboard, wool) and make them talk by creating our imaginary characters. In November, our children use their little muscles, express themselves verbally, express their imagination and junkily enjoy creating something new.
We can play a chair grabbing game. Chairs are lined up so that there is one missing from the number of people. The music opens, the music dances throughout. When the music stops, everyone tries to grab a chair. One person can't sit down, and he's out of the game. Here, the person who is left outside can be given the task of turning the music on and off, so that it remains active in the game, or the person who is defeated can make an imitation, and others can try to know it. In this way, the child gets experience of attention-concentration, cause-and-effect relationship.
We can create our family tales. Based on toys, we can create our own fairy tales, even animate these fairy tales using mattresses, covers and accessories in the House. In this way, we experience that an object can be used in another way, express ourselves verbally, and develop our creativity.
We can portray books that our child loves, or we can play by changing the parts we want to change in the fairy tale. Again, this game is also an important activity in terms of allowing us to develop our imagination and creativity.
We can prepare by thinking that we are going home to the forest. Using large sheets and covers, we can create our own tent with materials such as sofa, cushion, chair. In our playful process, we can run from adventure to adventure in this jungles and enjoy camping at home. This event is one of the favorite activities of children (including adults) with its exploration, strategy development, creativity, imagination and many achievements.
We put the cushion on the floor as many as the number of people, and we go up on it. A midwife passes through the middle (so that her cushion remains empty) while we move on the cushion, the midwife in the middle tries to climb on any cushion that is empty. The goal of a midwife is to grab a cushion that is empty when people switch places between decks. And the purpose of the others is not to make him lose the cushion. The most important rule here is that the midwife can move very slowly, while the others can move quickly. This game is a great fun game in terms of both strategy development and large November motor development, as well as attention and concentration.
Hot-cold game is also one of the games that children love. In this game, the designated object is stored in a specific place of the House. As the midwife approaches this object, it is called “hot”, as it moves away, it is called “cold”. The goal is for the midwife to find this object. This game is an important and enjoyable game in terms of children's awareness of objects around them, the concept of direction, attention and concentration.
In the game" treasure hunt", a map is made, Arrows are glued to certain walls and chairs of the house so that the child can reach the treasure. Here, obstacles can be created on the road, riddles can be asked, tasks can be given (you can write the tasks you want here, such as throwing a sock in your dirty basket in the hall, giving a kiss to the mother, turning around the table...), and after completing all the tasks, it reaches the treasure according to the instructions given. Anything you want to give him can come out of the treasure. Here you can push the boundaries of your creativity any way you want. This activity, which has many achievements such as discovery, excitement, large November motor development, mental development, strategy development (depending on the degree of difficulty of the course you will create), is again one of the favorite activities of almost any age child.
We can play basketball. In the game, people in the house are divided into 2 groups. 2 buckets ( limits can be determined by turning the box or rope) are placed in front of them. Small balls, if any, or pegs or small objects can be used. 1 minute is given. During this time, the group that throws the most objects into the hive wins. This game is quite enjoyable, where we provide hand-eye coordination and support for large November motor development.
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