Outdoor Games

Whole Group indoor games

Group times are important aspects of the daily routine in early education settings. Being prepared for group times will ensure appropriate behaviour and sustained engagement from the whole class. Group times should involve games that promote social interactions and group collaboration. Games are a fun way to build stronger relationships in the class and learn new skills at the same time. Check out the benefits of group games and download the below poster. 

Whole group games increase...

Social/emotional development

  • Cooperating with peers

  • Following direction

  • Building peer relationships

  • Turn-taking

  • Building self esteem

  • Resilience

  • Fair play

  • Perseverance

  • Developing empathy

  • Building confidence 

Language development

  • Listening (receptive language)

  • Following language directions

  • Increasing vocabulary 

  • Increasing imagination 

  • Learning how to role play

  • Creative thinking

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