In mainstream schools children spend much time sitting behind desks, taking in information from a teacher at the front of the class. However, we believe children learn more by doing, by being actively engaged in the world rather than passively receiving information. There are more informal and interactive ways to work with children which support more effective learning.
Games, songs and icebreakers are some of the tools Earthchild Project use to engage and inspire the children we work with.
Through this approach children also develop many additional life skills such as self-confidence, team work and leadership. Games and songs also improve concentration as well as physical and emotional well-being. Children learn most effectively when they are relaxed and having fun – in this way learning is almost a side effect to the activity they are engaged in.
We recommend PYEGlobal.org and Kefkefkef.com for games and songs. Below are the tools we use at Earthchild Project…
Ice-breakers | Trust and Team Building Games | Name Games | Tips to Get a Groups Attention
This is part of the “Seed Pack – Resources for facilitating holistic education and working” – a free guide offered by Earthchild, to support others in their journey connecting children to themselves, others and the environment. Support our work with Earth Children from under-resourced communities by donating.