Wednesday, 19 March 2014

All in the name

I was playing a tag warm up game last week with 5 and 6 year olds, that involved Superman and Supergirl, when I noticed a couple of girls we not too active. When I asked them what they wanted to do, they told me that we do not play princess games and that is what they would like to do. So after a quick re-think, the taggers became dragons who were chasing after the princesses and princes. When you were tagged it was the fairies that had to come and performed some magic to release you. In my eyes exactly the same as before, just with different names, but in the eyes of the 5 year olds who were not to active earlier  - a brand new game where they did lots of running and as I overheard at the end of the day "Mum in PE we had to be princesses and it was the best fun ever in PE!"

3 comments:

  1. Reframing and changing perspectives can make things so easy. Awesome anecdote.

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  2. It is amazing how easy it is to engage with children of many ages and backgrounds simply by engaging them using a thematic approach. Thinking outside the box is the mark of a truly inspiring and engaging educator. Congratulations. Charlotte Hatton

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  3. Thanks for your comments - I appreciate it!

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