Primary Games: Experiential Learning Activities for Teaching Children K-8

Primary Games: Experiential Learning Activities for Teaching Children K-8

Primary Games: Experiential Learning Activities for Teaching Children K-8

Primary Games: Experiential Learning Activities for Teaching Children K-8

Synopsis

Primary Games includes a wealth of games for K-8 students that will enliven instruction, boost student motivation, and enhance learning in the classroom or at home. The book features in- and out-of-desk activities that will engage and stimulate students, as well as promote teamwork, skill building, and interactive problem solving.

Excerpt

The Sesame Street experience has taught us this— if you can hold the attention of children, you can educate them.

—Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point

The games in this book bring the joy of learning back into the classroom. These games create a cognitive engagement between the student and the topic in a flowing, smiling environment—where successes are memorable moments of shared triumph and celebration and where mistakes mean only that the student is being stretched to her or his own limits. These games and activities help you—the classroom or at-home educator—celebrate the topic and reward individual achievement. These games are meant to bring fun into the classroom, but with the focus on learning… “fun with a purpose.”

THE BENEFITS OF GAMES

Learning games engage students and then motivate them to interact with the topic. This interaction drives players to demonstrate their understanding of the topic in a friendly competition against themselves . . .

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