Bringing Fun Indoors

Children need a fine balance of indoor and outdoor games for their holistic development. Indoor games help children develop their fine motor skills and gather their focus. Interaction with peers teaches them how to handle success & failure and to be a team player.
Bhumi Fellow Monika helped bring fun into her classroom by introducing some indoor games along with academics. Children of Dhanalakshmi Primary School are now making memories with the newly introduced ‘indoor games play period’ in their timetable. Chess, Ludo, Pallanguzhi, Jenga, Cubes, Carrom are some of the games available for them to play and explore.

Carrom and other board games improve the concentration and coordination among the students. It also helps to enhance their analytical ability.  

“Miss, Can I play Chess today?”

 “Miss, Mahesh* and  I want the Carrom Board.”  

Children get very excited as they enter the room. I could see some of the values coming alive during this 1-hour play time-Team-work, leadership, empathy, readiness to learn, support, discipline and sportsmanship. 

Monika Thangavelu – Bhumi Felllow

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