Values Education in Kids Games
Journal Title:INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES AND ART RESEARCHES
For some, the game is to throw away more of your energy; According to some, the analogy is to feed the instinct, according to others, to meet the need for ejaculation. According to Huizinga, there is one thing in common in all these views: It is based on the assumption that the game serves to reach a non-game goal. In addition to the researchers who claim that the game is played for entertainment purposes only, it can be said that the game is for learning purposes. All living things complete the learning process with the game and, at the same time, improve their physical development, reflex controls, and mental health. Then the game; is a fun learning and therapy process.
The common idea in the book "Child Games, in which the Ministry of National Education collects children's games that are in oblivion, is that play has an important role in child development. In the book, Mevlana's "The game is actually in mind, but the child is wise with the play", JJ Rousseau's "The sensory organs of the child must be educated first. The importance of the game was emphasized by Einstein's words "Life = Work" and Goethe's words "The child learns by playing and is surprised by seriousness. Froebel "... Children's games are the core of life. All people develop, grow, and form there. The most beautiful and most positive talents of man rise there" reveal the importance of games to the "individual" upbringing. It is clear that the game is not just a means of entertainment, but a means of transferring values to generations. During the game, the act, attitude, and even the offensive words displayed are not thought to be real, and this increases the tolerance among the players. Although adult games are more fun than children's games, all values expected in a child playing are expected in adult games. The values of solidarity, solidarity, common joy or sadness, common ideal, and common future values of good people, good individuals, and a healthy society are conveyed through play. The game is the life for the child; it will come. Children are the future of society. While playing the game, the child passes out and reveals his true personality.
The fact that the game has an educational feature also means that it can be educational material. Play is the most common action, especially for preschool children. It can be tested with the experiences that the gains learned or gained by the game are not forgotten and easily remembered in the future when the game is played. Social gains, personal love, and respect, cooperation, solidarity, tolerance, empathy, and justice are among these gains. Although the game itself is an effective source of values, it shapes itself with the influence of children, family, environment, school, and teacher. Instead of trying to give values to one of these factors or concentrating on one of these factors, it is necessary to create environments with games. In order for children to acquire the skills to distinguish between right and wrong, play environments where tolerance is intense, mistakes can be corrected; hostility is unimaginable should be created in home and school environments because the child is a social value that aims to play and have fun. Skill acquired through play is important for the child to make his own decisions at his own free will and to take responsibility for his decisions without being dependent on anyone.