DAY NURSERY IN MOTION

 

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GAMES OF PERCEPTION

 

 

 

 

 

The training of the ability of perception has a very complex character. In connection with the problem of relaxation and the learning-supported asset, a small selection of perceptual games is subsequently presented that will make your own body and its movement to the subject of the experience, and hence particularly stimulate the sense of movement or respond to other sense organs and deepen the experience of the environment, especially substantive experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

Pendulum

Concept:

A child flexes itself really tight. It is standing in between two players and is gently pushed back and forth on its shoulders.

Variation:

with many players in a little circle

 

 

 

 

 

In the valley of the rattle snake

Concept:

The children randomly spread around in the room. They symbolize peaceful rattle snakes. One child is supposed to walk through the valley of rattle snakes to the other side with closed eyes. Depending on the approach of the child, the rattlesnakes clap softly or vigorously (hands). (Hoffmann, 2008, S. 5)

Variations:

change of position

use different acoustic signals (snapping, splashing)

 

 

 

 

 

Dribbling Balls

Materials:

different kinds of balls

Concept:

Different balls are dribbled behind the back of a small group of players. The players have to decide which kind of ball it is.

Variations:

count the number of dribbles

dribble on different undergrounds

 

 

 

 

 

Smart Feet

Smart feet

Materials:

plastic bags, crumpled newspaper, cardboard box filled with sand, leafs, container filled with water

Concept:

Different materials are arranged to a parcours. The children are walking barefooted and with closed eyes around the parcours and perceive the different impressions. Afterwards they describe their feelings and share the sensory perceptions with the other children.

Variations:

walk over different undergrounds in nature

while walking in pairs holding hands the perceptions of the immediate situation can be exchanged

the children make assumptions about which underground they walked about (possibly fulfil the task with the hands)