III World Nomad Games: Caravan of Children's Games starts its journey

07 June 2018
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UNICEF Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK, 4 June 2018 - Caravan of Children's Games, which was organized by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the State Agency for Youth, Physical Culture and Sports under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, Ministry of Culture of the Kyrgyz Republic in cooperation with the Secretariat of the III World Nomad Games starts its journey. It will start from the city of Kant and continue visiting 14 cities and villages in all seven oblasts of the country. The final event of the Caravan’s journey will take place in the city of Bishkek on 30 June. The full calendar and the map of “Caravan” you can find in the attachment.

“I am happy that this year UNICEF in cooperation with the III World Nomad Games organize Caravan of Children’s Games in each oblast in Kyrgyzstan. Play is an effective way for child's physical, emotional and cognitive development from the early age and traditional nomad games have everything for successful child’s development”, said Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Representative in Kyrgyzstan.

“I am originally from Japan, where our children play the games that are very similar to the traditional games in Kyrgyzstan. Child’s development through the game is a universal approach in any country and it is very important for every child in any country”, added Yukie Mokuo.

During the Caravan of Children's Games participants will be able to learn and play national Kyrgyz games. Specially selected 25 games parents can take as a guide on how to spend time with their children to support their development. In traditional nomad games, there is everything for successful child development. The accessibility and expressiveness of ethno games provoke child's physical, emotional and cognitive development.

Our «Caravan of Children’s Games» is an appeal to parents: play and spend more time with children, especially at their early age when the foundation of personality is being developed. And the most available, interesting and effective way to so is through the play.

Games are a great opportunity for the rebirth of nomad culture. Ethno games have a huge humanitarian and pedagogical potential and value. They reenact the social experience, which should be shared with children”, said Ayjan Abdesova, Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the III World Nomad Games.


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