• Playing is...

    the moment in which we go beyond borders no matter where we are.

  • Playing is...

    the possibility of building both a special place and time in which everything is possible.

  • Playing is...

    the universal language through which we can communicate without words.

  • Playing is...

    the only serious occupation that every child should have.

  • Playing is...

    the right that everybody has throughout life.

  • Playing is...

    the opening to inclusive and transforming possibilities of affective bonds, multiple intelligences and creativity.

lunes, 12 de septiembre de 2016

Some board games played in Argentina

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Students in second year show how to play some board games

viernes, 22 de abril de 2016

Payana- New Stratford School of English

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It's a children game, which is practised with five stones, which are caught. One stone is thrown up, you must one of them and it's catched again. The idea is to throw the stones vertically with the palm, while it's in the air change the position of palm to catch the stones.

Some of rules are:
- Players sit on the floor, doing a circle and it´s played with turn.
- Take five stones.
- Put them on the table.
- Take one with your hand and throw it up to the air, in the same time take one of the table.
- Once all the stones are caught, you do it again but this time you are supposed to pick up two stones, then three, and four.
- Put your hands in form of cup, throw the stones and put your handsin V shape.
- Try to take all the stones, if a stone isn’t caught while you’re playing, you miss your turn. So other people start to play.


Game explained by Belén

TUTE CABRERO- New Stratford, School of English

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Students guided by Mariela Sirica, an Argentine teacher of English as a Foreign Language from New Stratford School of English, have shared some games:

- The game is based on having 50 desk cards.The 9, 8 and wildcards are not used.
- The game is played with 3 people and all the cards are dealt from the stock pile and it is played with 10 major cards.
- This type of game is called ``Tute Cabrero´´ and it is played in Argentina and Uruguay.
- The game is played at 5 points. The 10 most important cards are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10,11,12
- The types are coarse, gold, spade, cup.
- The game is played to get more or fewer points and the one in the middle loses.
- The player who gets 5 points is out of the game.

miércoles, 2 de marzo de 2016

Red Light, Green Light

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1. One player stands near a wall and beckons to the others with a call of "Green Light," which prompts them to advance swiftly....or of "Red Light," which means they must freeze in their tracks. 

2. The object of the game is to tag the "caller."  The first player to do so wins the round and becomes the next "caller." 

3. If a player moves, flinches, or advances when "Red Light" is called, he/she is eliminated from the round. 

We hope everyone will enjoy learning to play this popular, traditional game. 

Rock, Paper, Scissors

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This well-known game, sometimes used for choosing the leader of some different game or activity, is here demonstrated by Darien High School students.

Rules for Rocks Paper Scissors
Materials: Hand
  1. Find a partner (this is a two person game)
  2. Each player will punch the bottom of their right fists into the palm of their left hand 3 times as they say “rocks, paper, scissors”.
  3. After you pound your first 3 times, say “shoot” immediately after scissors is said. Each player, at the same time, will choose either rock, paper, or scissor.
  4. Rock is shaped like a fist, scissors shape is represented by 2 extended fingers, and paper is a flat palm.
  5. Rock beats scissors, paper beats rock, and scissor beats paper
  6. Players can either play 1 round of best of 3, 5, or 7 to determine the winner
  7. The winner of each game is the person who chooses the winning object (for example, If I choose paper and my partner chooses rock)

Pin the Tail on the Donkey

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Here, the rascals of Darien High School demonstrate the ubiquitous birthday party game, played throughout the world by the young-at-heart.

  • A poster of a donkey
  • Some “tails” that will attach to the poster.
  • A blindfold

  1. One person puts on the blindfold and is spun around until they are somewhat disoriented.
  2. The blindfolded person then tries to put the “tail” onto the donkey as close to the donkey’s rear as possible.
  3. Remove the blindfold and observe the results.
  4. Each player goes through steps 1-3 and at the end whoever’s tail is the closest wins!