Friendship’s Day Week! Day #2
We selected a book called Mali’s friend by @rujekomoyo @Ellenhydenrych and @rjpalmerartist. The book is set up in South Africa and has references to native games and Vocabulary. The book takes us through the journey of a shy boy called Mali who loved playing by himself with his planes and cars. Until one day a girl called Lesedi arrives. She befriends him and shows how amazing it is to make friends. They make mud pies and cakes, play pebbles and visit each other. Mali finally learns how to make friends and play in a group
Some traditional African and some native Zulu games.
Ibhola is soccer.
Ibhathi is dodgeball.
Maphonsela is basically like catch, so kids standing in a circle and throwing to one another.
Ingedo is a traditional Zulu game, which I would says is fairly similar to marbles, but is played with stones.
Thanks to @hey__ellen- the author of Mali’s Friend for taking time to explain the meanings.
Importance of play
Play allows children to
1️⃣use their creativity while developing their imagination
3️⃣physical, cognitive, and emotional strength.
4️⃣ Play is important to healthy brain development.
5️⃣It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.
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