Different countries and communities have various games or activities that children do to ensure the healthy growth. Districts teach children about games that make them happy and remind them of the ancestors. Countries like Scotland, Africa, and United States culture activity for children vary, and they ensure a child good mental health.
The following activities are intended for a child between 1 to 3 years in Scotland: Bring a Chinese dragon roaring back to life- this is where a child dresses in traditional dresses, dance on the giant and work together to animate the enormous Chinese dragon. This activity is mostly done at a museum as the giant dragon is designed on the wall. The purpose of this activity to a toddler he can travel around the world using shapes, color, patterns, and music without leaving the museum. Asking a robot to spell your name- this where a toddler tells a robot his or her name and the robot spells out the name. This activity shows the value of personal touch. Unearth fossil monster in dino dig- a toddler creates a fish using paper or wood and releases into the water, dressed up like a deep sea diver or in paleontologist’s pit excavate a dinosaur. (Tomporowski and Phillip. et al., 47)
This activity shows the kids the beauty of adventure and how to face the natural world. Children between 7 to 9 years do the following events in Scotland: Light up the room on our energy wheel- this is where kids run in a hamster wheel and burn some calories. This activity offers work out and also shows the kids how science and discoveries work. Race formula one car race-this is where a kid rides a sports car at the cost of one pound, and he must be around 137 centimeters to reach the pedals. This activity enables to nature a child talent especially in sports field (Tomporowski and Phillip. et al., 55) Animal cycle race to beat a cheetah-a child steps up in a machine set up speed in the monitor and try to race with a cheater. This activity shows kinds can become anything if they keep focused on their goals. Through this activity is shows nothing is impossible in life. Dress in traditional clothes- a child dresses up in ancient time’s costumes imitating roman back in the 18 century or like famous Vikings. These costumes allow the kid to travel back in time and understand various cultures of different communities. Hot air balloons soaring-kid fills up balloons with hot air and releases them to the sky to float like airplanes. Floating balloons activity gives a child motivation to pursue their dreams, like becoming a pilot and fly onto the air as balloons do. (Björklund and Camilla, 245)
In Africa children engage in the following play: age (7-9) talking drums-kids use a wooden spoon to tap the drum then pass it around the circle to and ask the kids what they said to the drum. In past centuries drums are used to send messages using different drum beats sound. Drum beating reminds the children of their culture and their origin. Balancing water pots using their heads-children put a rolled clothe on the head and put a bowl with water on their head and try to carry. pot carrying prepares girl child for the parental hood in future, and the chores a woman do in the homestead. (Age, 1-3) Carry dolls on their backs using sling-the dolls are made of clothes, wood or mud, and mostly a girl child carries using her back. The activity prepares a girl child for motherhood when she is of age ( Ericsson and Anders, 2014). In Africa activities done by children are supervised by their teachers and parents to ensure no harm comes to them. Events in the United States: (age, 7-9) basketball playing- kids gather in the playing field, two kids position them on the opposite side of a net and throw a ball at each other using a ball board. Kids playing basketball are equipped with a helmet to prevent injury to the head by the ball or falling and the couch supervise.
Björklund, Camilla. “Learning about “Half”: Critical Aspects and Pedagogical Strategies in Designed Preschool Activities.” Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research 62.2 (2018): 245-263.
Ericsson, K. Anders. The road to excellence: The acquisition of expert performance in the arts and sciences, sports, and games. Psychology Press, 2014.
Tomporowski, Phillip D., et al. “Exercise and children’s cognition: the role of exercise characteristics and a place for metacognition.” Journal of Sport and Health Science 4.1 (2015): 47-55.