Folk Games

Overview

Have you ever played pick-up sticks on a rainy afternoon? Or have you and a friend played H-O-R-S-E with a backyard basketball hoop? When you were younger, did you jump rope, play hide-and-go-seek, or play Red Rover? If you did any of these things, then you were enjoying a folk game. Folk Games will tell you more about these traditional games, including: parlor games; games that involve animals. children's games. the differences between sports and games. the differences between games and play; the ways that games...
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Overview

Have you ever played pick-up sticks on a rainy afternoon? Or have you and a friend played H-O-R-S-E with a backyard basketball hoop? When you were younger, did you jump rope, play hide-and-go-seek, or play Red Rover? If you did any of these things, then you were enjoying a folk game. Folk Games will tell you more about these traditional games, including: parlor games; games that involve animals. children's games. the differences between sports and games. the differences between games and play; the ways that games reflect the real world; Games help us deal with life; They give us physical exercise. They challenge our minds ... and most of all they fill our lives with fun.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590843390
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: North American Folklore Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1. Why People Play: The Meaning of Games 7
2. A Cross-Cultural Language: Using Games to Communicate 15
3. In the Parlor: Games for Rainy Afternoons 29
4. Our Four-Footed Friends Join the Party: Animals' Role in Games 43
5. You're "It"--And Other Childhood Pastimes: Our Heritage of Children's Games 53
6. From Games to Sports: Rules, Officials, and Spectators 65
7. Children's Games Today: Fun and Play 85
8. Reflections of the Real World: Games That Offer Us a Deeper Vision 93
Further Reading 102
For More Information 103
Glossary 104
Index 105
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