Playing with Laos Children

We went to a Laos village for two weeks and taught children how to speak English and played with them. We taught the children the song “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”. They asked us to sing a lot. Their favourite song was “The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah”! They didn’t teach us any games but that was fine because we know an awful lot of games. A helpful thing for playing games was that we could tell which child was which. The little children liked playing with the Harry Potter cards and the big ones liked playing with the normal cards with jacks and aces and kings.

We found out that the Laos children liked splashing in the river. They made it seem like it was a game so we did a lot of splashing. Lots of them always asked to play with my bow. I occasionally said “no” but quite a lot I just handed them the bow and let them play by themselves. We only played one game all together which was “Duck, Duck, Goose” but they really enjoyed that one game. One boy called Miter loved the drawing and colouring. They also played loads and loads of draughts.  They don’t have their own colouring pencils and paper or toys. I loved all the games we played and I think they liked the games too.

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