»Getting to Know You« Game and Other Simple Activities to Enhance Social Skills in Bright Children Workshop
"I'm good with numbers/ I'm good with written words, but I'm not good with people ! " is a familiar refrain from talented children - and adults - all over the world. Since social skills are recognised as one prime foundation for life success, as educators of talented children, we have tried to devise activities to bring out these skills in our students. Using two simple devices : a ping-pong ball and an exercise book, the children play games that help them to relax and to begin friendships with peers that they have just met. Over 8,500 children in our country have enrolled in these workshops. The results have been excellent.
Author(s): Pichak Siripoonsap, (Thailand- the Gifted and Talented Foundation, Thailand), Ngarmmars Kasemset, (Thailand - the Gifted and Talented Foundation, Thailand)