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Let the children learn. Let the children play.

July 20th, 2020

Play allows children to use their creativity and develop their imagination and emotional strength. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them. Playing can also play a role on education and awareness raising. These 3 games teach children how to protect themselves from COVID-19.

A child's play

Learning by doing is far more memorable than another doom and gloom message. A lot of learning takes place through play, and while games-based learning on screens has its place, getting out a board game has significant benefits for kids – both socially and in terms of awareness raising.

Check out these three cool games to play and learn in family:

  1. Terre des Hommes' Snakes and Ladders to protect children from COVID-19.
  2. Google's Interland to protect children from Internet risks.
  3. Terre des Hommes' Traditional Games to learn about child protection.

Terre des Hommes Snakes & Ladders

Protecting kids from COVID-19

Age: 6-99

Terre des Hommes' Snakes & Ladders teach children useful tips and tricks to stay healthy and avoid COVID-19 infection. The popular board game has been adjusted to make children learn all about Coronavirus, social distance and hygiene tips.

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Google's Interland

Protecting kids from Internet risks

Age: 8-12

Interland is a free, web-based game designed to help kids learn five foundational lessons across four different mini-games, or ‘lands.’ Kids are invited to play their way to Internet Awesome in a quest to deny hackers, sink phishers, one-up cyberbullies, outsmart oversharers and become safe, confident explorers of the online world.

Play now!

Terre des Hommes' traditional games

Child Protection games

Age: From 4 years old

Our sister organization Terre des hommes Foundation developed out of experience gained by organisers and trainers a manual of games that tackle child protection topics. The benefits of traditional games are promoted here to encourage the maximum of participation from the children and their freedom of expression.

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Children learn by playing

“Grown-ups love figures... When you tell them you've made a new friend they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you "What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Only from figures do they think they have learned anything.”
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