Friendship First

Publisher:  Project Ploughshares, Conrad Grebel College, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G6
Year Published:  1982  
Pages:  31pp   Price:  3.00  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX2415

"The Chinese have an attitude toward sport that can best be described as 'friendship first, competition second.'" This manual is an attempt to show children and the adults that work/play with them that "a game that includes the added dimension of striving toward a common goal can also be exciting.

Abstract:  "The Chinese have an attitude toward sport that can best be described as 'friendship first, competition second.'" This manual is an attempt to show children and the adults that work/play with them that "a game that includes the added dimension of striving toward a common goal can also be exciting. Everyone can have a relatively equal share in the victory, and everyone is a participant right to the end."

Included in Friendship First are instructions for 50 games that encourage co-operation, friendship and fun. There is also a selected bibliography of 38 stories and fairy tales that deal with the themes of conflict resolution, co-operation and feelings. Most are geared to 6-9 year old children. Descriptions of 17 films on sharing, peace and co-operation complete the manual.

Although designed for use in Summer Playground Programs, this manual would be useful in almost any situation where children have come together to play.

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