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Traditional games for child protection

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This new handbook of games was developed out of experience gained by organisers and trainers of the MOVE project in Romania, Moldavia and Albania. Based on traditional games such as “Blind old crone”, “Sleeping bear” or “Fox and Hens”, for the 4- to 14-year-olds, this booklet has the purpose of strengthening the youngsters’ life skills (cooperation, responsibility, flexibility, empathy, etc.), as well as developing their capacity for resilience and self-protection.

The manual can also be seen as complementary to the booklet “Laugh, run and move to grow up better together: games with a psychosocial aim”, but with some additional assets: an introduction summarising the benefit of games in child protection, the benefits of traditional games, general skills developed through playing games, as well as a final chapter for each game containing questions connected directly with the subject of protection.

Facilitators in all countries will find an illustration of each game, a description of how to play it, the physical, emotional and mental objectives, advice on organisation, as well as the right questions to draw out feedback at the end of the game so as to encourage the maximum of participation from the children and their freedom of expression.


Published by Terre des Hommes
Date 01.01.2012
Number of pages 72 pages
Author Michèle Meuwly, Gaël Rennesson

Terre des Hommes

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