Monday, 25 August 2014

Kids In Play - Last Session for the Year

Date: 2nd Aug'14

It was my second work in KIP. My first here.

This time the KIP team did something different. It was a mass station games day.

Together with their caregivers, the children played games planned meticulously with us facilitating:
1) to enhance the family bonding (team games)
2) to learn to manage "what I need" and "what I want" (supermarket games)
3) to refresh their knowledge on where to get help (word puzzle)

The group I was in, got 3 out of 5 top prizes, I was really happy for them.

One of the families, siblings actually, an elder sister (teenager) and a younger brother. The sister looked out for the brother, they touched my heart.

In the supermarket game, when they have to "buy" food they  need, the sister helped the brother along. Yet not depriving him of the actual snacks on the table despite the snacks would cost them "money". She calculated carefully that they already had what they need, and she let the brother has what he wants. I think she did the best in striking the balance.

I could feel the love she has for the brother, I could feel the protectiveness.

And so, they were one of the big winners that day.

That was the last session for the year. I look forward to doing it again next year.

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the December live-in camp, otherwise it would be a great experience for the kids and me.


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