In every age and in every culture children have created games to amuse themselves or had adults create games for them. Kids games are any game children play. Kids games come in many forms and are found all over the world. Many childrens games have an educational purpose or in some fashion teach cultural mores. The game may have childrens songs or nursery rhymes that are sung or chanted during the game. The song or chant frequently is used to time a portion of the game or determine who will be out. The childrens songs and nursery rhymes used in childrens games contain rhyming words and are fairly stylized so that they are easy to remember. “Bo-bo ski watten totten” is a hand-clapping game that uses nonsense syllables. The chant itself is used to slowly eliminate players until the last one left wins.
Kids playing games allows for the development and exercise of some important motor skills and communication or social skills – that is, the games that are active, and interactive. With today’s technology, even games for children seem to become more and more limited to... simply, watching lights on a screen. That can have its benefits. This could be the first era that we, even as adults, have the privilege of so many ways to expand our visual experience (and your child’s visual vocabulary.) A balance of these different kinds of games, can give your child the best of both worlds: all the information that the child's mind can absorb, and then, sometimes, disconnecting to really connect.