What if I told you about an engaging teaching tool for home and school, a tool that promotes creativity, teamwork, problem-solving skills, and imagination? Excited? Now what if I use the term Role playing game?
Role playing game is an acronym for “Rold-Plying GRAMlove “and has gotten a bad rap. The most famous of these games is” Dungeons and Dragons. “This is a pencil and paper dice game in which players create characters, go on missions, and use magic, skills, and weaponry to complete his When I was little, “Dungeons and Dragons” was, and still is, misunderstood. It has been criticized by the Christian church, parent groups and many others. As a result, the term RPG has been vilified.
Our society is changing and with the enormous popularity of the Harry Potter series, mythical worlds and magic like D&D have become much more mainstream; However, role-playing games are much more than just one series and, as a teaching tool, they are invaluable.
Role play is at the heart of the commonly heard phrase “Pretend until you get it” – that is, if you can pretend and act with more confidence and self-assurance, you will become more confident and self-assured.
Children are born with the innate ability to imagine, pretend, and transport themselves to other times and places through their imagination. It’s how they explore both the world around them and abstract adult concepts like playing house and trying new careers.
As children grow older, many become self-aware and are encouraged to join the “real world.” Fantastic places and imagination are kept in the vaults of childhood and hermetically sealed. Role-playing games are a great way to keep your imagination alive and offer a great way to practice and grow your creativity.
The real challenge in raising children is making sure they don’t lose creativity and the ability to imagine. There’s a saying: “Our children go to school with a question mark and leave with a period.” But where would we be without imagination? Without imagination, human innovation simply would not exist.
There are many activities you can do with your children that involve imagination and role play every day.
All you have to do is allow your youngest children to take the lead. Get involved with your fantasy and ask important questions that stimulate your imagination. Have young children develop characters for their favorite toys and give them the starring roles in new adventures.
You can also develop your imagination and storytelling skills by making up stories about the people and events that happen around you. This encourages good listening skills in children since the stories you make up are verbal, but you can also incorporate artistic activities: draw or color a new world for your favorite characters to explore or build a model with salt dough and paint.
Older children can participate in role-play groups offered as extracurricular activities at school or libraries – ask if there are any in your area! Role play is also a great way to learn and reinforce lessons and skills. This could include representing your country’s formation in history class (for Canada, you can have different people or groups play in each province, negotiating the terms of the Confederacy) or going through a “mock” job interview to gain confidence. and interview skills.
As long as you can get kids and teens to invest in something and learn through different multiple intelligences, they will learn faster and retain lessons longer. Role playing is a great way to do this! What you can teach through role play is limited only by YOUR imagination.