Traditional games fascinate, engage children

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Children swarm around a table of traditional games made of wood, hoping to get a chance to play with one. The toys were brought by Rogersville teacher Judy Domeny Bowen, who visited the Cassville Branch Library Thursday to teach children about the types of games and activities children played and families enjoyed together during Laura Ingalls Wilder's lifetime, and just how much fun they were, long before cell phones, tablets and video games existed. Julia Kilmer

Children swarm around a table of traditional games made of wood, hoping to get a chance to play with one.

Children enjoy playing a game of "hot potato" at the Cassville Branch Library Thursday, when Rogersville teacher Judy Domeny Bowen visited the library to teach children about traditional games families played during the Laura Ingalls Wilder era. Bowen also played traditional songs on guitar while children played including, "She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain." Julia Kilmer
Judy Domeny Bowen shares a presentation about Ozarks music and heritage with children at the Cassville Branch Library Thursday, which focused on the work and life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and the lifestyle families of that era enjoyed. As part of her presentation, children learned and played several traditional games including hot potato, dancing and hide the thimble. Julia Kilmer
As part of Judy Domeny Bowen's presentation on Ozarks music and heritage at the Cassville Branch Library, which focused on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, children learned about, and got to play traditional games like hot potato and hide the thimble, and play with traditional toys of the era made from wood. One traditional toy was Jacob's Ladder. Julia Kilmer
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  • Thank you for sharing this amazing post. It's true games fascinates kids a lot, my 12 years old kid likes playing games and is attracting more towards video games as there is no other kid in our home with whom he could play traditional games. So he spends time playing strategy oriented video games. My husband always buys new games from recommended online store by a friend as they provide various genres of games with which he can learn a lot. But I always wanted him to know about traditional games, with your post I can easily make him understand what are the traditional games he could play with another kids.

    -- Posted by mosesturpin on Wed, Mar 29, 2017, at 2:22 AM
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