TYPES OF LANGUAGE GAMES:LINGUISTIC GAMES: focus on accuracy, such as supplying the correct word (it could also be the meaning of the word, a synonym or antonym).THE COMMUNICATIVE GAMES: focus on successful exchange of information and ideas.Correct language usage, though it may seem important, is secondary to achieving the communicative goal.GAMES TYPEMOVEMENT GAMES: in these games, the children are physically active. Movement games are generally ‘rousers’ and need to be closely monitored.CARD GAMES: Children collect, give away, exchange, sort, and count cards.
The cards can have a meaning or value in a game, or simply serve as symbols for objects or actions.BOARD GAMES: Any games which mainly involve moving markers along a path Board games can be made by the children as a fun craft activity. DICE GAMES: Remember that the dice need not only have numbers on the faces. They can have numbers, colours, letters of the alphabet.DRAWING GAMES: are special because they span a gap between key functions of the brain.On the one hand, drawing requires creativity and a sensitivity towards the world. On the other hand, the children must be able to understand instructions and describe their art.Drawing games are particularly helpful with shy children who don't want to talk.GUESSING GAMES: the aim is to guess the answer to a question of some kind.SINGING AND CHANTING GAMES: Singing and chanting games often involve movement, but we decided to list them separately since music plays such an important role in early childhood learning.Team games can belong to the other categories, but also require cooperative team work.WORD GAMES: These games utilize children’s enjoyment of playing with words. They are mostly for older children as they involve spelling and writing. ROLE-PLAY GAMES: Role-play games can be seen as simple, guided drama activities. Role plays stimulate a child’s imagination and are tests of true communication.GAMES GROUPS DYNAMICSGREETINGS. What's your name?: We tell the children that we are going to ask them their names in English: What's your name? (¿Cómo te llamas?) We'll ask them in turns. When they say their name, for example Miguel, we'll shake hands and we will answer Hello Miguel!THE COLOURS: When we wish to explain a colour to our class for the first time, we can take relevant objects displaying that colour to class. For example, a red apple, a yellow banana, a green leaf.