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Playtime: Music & Games From Around The World is part of a larger compilation entitled 'Growing Up Global: Early Years Global Education Handbook. This resource book and supporting CD demonstrates how global education can be introduced to students at a very young age (five and under) through the use of fun activities such as songs, games, poems and recipes.
The resource contains background information, suggested activities, such as songs and games, stories, book lists, useful website links, ideas for extension learning and a resource CD with pictures, colour photos and reproducible sheets.
Playtime: Music & Games From Around The World encourages the students to find similarities between their music and games and from others around the world. Students play with what is available locally and different children have access to different things.
Catching Dreams - Students learn about different lullabies, sleeping and dreaming through the making of a dream catcher.
Hush Now, What's That Sound? - Students play with different instruments from around the world and become familiar with the sounds they make.
Sound Ideas - Students make instruments out of junk material inspired by instruments from around the world.
What's Your Favourite - Students play a variety of different games. They are encouraged to share their favourite game, or share a game they learned from their parents or grandparents.
Ampe - Students learn and play a co-operative game from Ghana which is similar to rock, paper, scissors.
I Have a Little Driedel - Students make and play with a driedel to develop their awareness of a wider world.
The background information for teachers includes Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - The right of the child to rest and leisure and to engage in play and recreational activities.
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