Clock-Twister game for kids to integrate psychological and physical development
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- Twister is a game of balance and flexibility (it also improves muscle strength). The Clock-Twister will require and improve these physical attributes.
- Clock-Twister will also help develop the concepts of time and simple mathematics in kids.
- Studies have shown that activities that integrate the brain and physical exercise, such as martial arts, kickboxing, etc., show added benefits to the physiology. They regulate hormones and metabolites and prevent/ help control complex diseases like cancer and diabetes.
- There exist puzzles for Alzheimer's patients. Similarly, Clock-Twister will help maintain physical and mental fitness in the elderly, too.
- The Clock-Twister box will be supplied with a sheet with a picture of a clock on it, cards with instructions, and a "how to play" instruction booklet.
- The clock sheet is spread on the floor. The instructor holds the cards and dictates the instructions on the first card to the first player. Once done, the card is put at the end of the stack.
- The instructions on the card are basically time calculation-based problems. For example, "deduct 150 minutes from 15 past 10 and point using the left hand". The player calculates the time, which is 7:45. Then, the player stands at the center of the clock and puts the left hand on the 7:45 mark. The clock image is big enough for the hand to fit in that place. If the clock is made smaller for younger kids, the time resolution could be reduced to only half-hour intervals. The time calculation problems will then be simplified appropriately.
- The instructor then reads out the next card and the second player follows. The instructions alternate between the two players and the game goes on.
- Punishments could be given for errors in calculation.