How often do you play these days?
How often did you use to play as a child?
What games do you remember from your childhood?
How do children play?
How do adults play?
What do children and adults gain from playing?
Do today’s children play differently from in the past?
Consider these areas and the photos to help you think of ideas:
physical skills – social skills – experience – knowledgeWhat is your attitude to online gaming?
How do you think playing online games can be useful?
Do the statements below express your attitude to play? Discuss.
‘Adults have lots of different forms of entertainment but only children really play.’
‘Everyone should play an organised sport. Playing sport is good for us –physically and mentally.’
‘Toys and games should be educational so that children learn while they are playing.’
‘Childhood is a time when you should play as much as possible –there’s plenty of time for work when you’re older.’