Traditional games are recovered from generation to generation
AbstractCommunities, neighborhoods, and other environments are currently immersed in a series of situations and problems that have favored the deterioration of social, cultural and spiritual values, which are essential for harmony with oneself, others, and the environment. Stereotypes have captured minds and settings have been reduced to indoor spaces, hemmed in by security bars and protective devices. Peace, fraternity and happiness are diminishing. It is at this point that the social, spiritual and professional work of specialists in the recreational field contributes to rescue and restructure society. Traditional games and singing games are then the tools used to facilitate relationships, contribute to the learning process, and exhibit skills. They are fundamental in a person’s life since they are a social and cultural expression of how humans have adapted to their environment (Maestro, 2005). They do not take ethnicity, age, sex or social conditions into consideration. Traditional games are also a way of promoting health, improving motor, cognitive and emotional skills and a means of encouraging creativity and imagination and developing a sense of rhythm. Their goal is to attain a state of personal well-being. They are a way to release tension and accumulated energy and to get away from the daily routine. They represent a bridge to learn about oneself, the environment, values, habits, and traditions. In this document, readers will learn how traditional games are transmitted, what their characteristics are, why they are an important tool in today’s society, how they are prepared, and how they can be revived and preserved.
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