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- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: August 6, 2012 at 5:19 am
The Traditional Children’sGamesin Southeast Asia exhibition will take place on the 2nd floor ofMuseumSiam onSanam Chai Road from Aug 18 to Sept 16. To learn more about the project and download the games for free, visit www.unescobkk.org/culture/ich/children-games. For more information about the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
How children play is an important part of traditional culture, and Unesco Bangkok and the National Discovery Museum Institute are piloting a new game-learning tool.
An exhibition will be held at Museum Siam Bangkok from Aug 18 to Sept 16 to showcase 90-plus games from Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Thailand.
The "Documentation of Traditional Children's Games in Southeast Asia" will focus on 14 ethnic groups: Ahka, Cham, Chinese-Malaysian, Indian-Malaysian, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Malay, Mon, Muslim Thai, Thai, Tai Lue, Tai Yai and Tai Yuan.
The pilot learning tool is Unesco's user-friendly English CD, which is designed to provide school teachers with alternative guidelines in planning class activities and to help encourage children to use those games in the playground.
The exhibition is a rare chance to try the games on computers provided at the venue, and play with a selection of traditional toys from Northern Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia.
The event will be launched on Aug 25. The event, to be attended by embassies and governmental agencies as well as educators, will showcase a Learn/Play classroom session by kindergarten students from Kasem Pithaya School. It will be followed by a short seminar on traditional toys by Len Dai Museum, an avant-garde, family-centered museum from Chiang Mai.