Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gaming with Kids

I recently came across the book Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning through Modern Board Games and was very excited to find that the American Library Association had put it out. I mean, I love games and am very interested in learning and education, especially for children. So, putting the two together is absolutely awesome! Anyway, as I shared the book with others (or told them I had found it; I still need to get into reading it) I was offered an excellent opportunity. Here at Utah State there is an on campus elementary school and I will be teaching games to kids there! The idea is to have a sort of "after school club" that meets once a week for an hour. We'll start up the first Tuesday in December! As I understand it, any child who wants to stay after and learn some board/card games is welcome.

My plan is to use the book as a guide to choosing games and helping the kids learn them. I've also decided to chronicle the whole thing in a blog: Gaming with Kids (here).
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3 comments:

LibraryGamer said...
November 19, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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Mike said...
November 19, 2009 at 10:48 AM

LibraryGamer, I would love to be able to contact you, but alas, I don't have your email address. For some reason your Blogger profile is not available to the public.

LibraryGamer said...
November 19, 2009 at 10:49 AM

The book should provide an excellent starting point for introducing the students to different gaming experiences that align to state and national standards. Please feel free to also take a look at our collection online: http://sls.gvboces.org/gaming and feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have (brianmayer00@gmail.com)

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