Played all over the world, string games are known by those names which reflect the cultures they stem from. Songs are often sung as the string figures develop, becoming entwined and part of each story.
This well-travelled and entertaining series of tales is accompanied by clear instructions and explanatory diagrams - guaranteed not to tie you in knots and will teach you tricks with which to dazzle your friends!
With something for everyone, these ingenious tricks and tales are developed and taught with utter simplicity, making them suitable from age 5 upwards.
Part of a series of three, each book includes; an introduction, a section on origins, hints for teachers and performers, an `Invented by Children` section
Rainbow string included.
About the Author
Michael Taylor is a Steiner School teacher and Bothmer gymnast who also promotes the traditional childhood skills of skipping, ball catching games, hand clapping rhymes and string figures. He has recently gone into schools with a show which combines the traditional art of string figures with poetry and storytelling.
String games in Schools
Why not introduce string games to your school? They are good for co-ordination and social skills and can give children hours of creative play.