Are we still teaching our children to prerserve our filipino traditional games?

@mobhomeir (7565)
Philippines
January 5, 2009 4:15am CST
I really miss those patentero,bunong braso,and lots of filipino traditonal games when I was a small kid. I seldom see those games anymore nowadays which being played by our children and younger relatives. Those traditional games of ours are already forgotten due to computer games flooded every where on our different places. Did you not miss those games? Have you encourage still your children to play those rather than this expensive computer games nowadays?
6 responses
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Well, I miss those games, too. We use to play them when we were still young. They are still played in school, specifically in this school where I work. Every Intramural or Tagis Lakas, we have classified games as modern and "Larong Pinoy" where students could still play those games. The mechanics of the games are taught in PE classes before our Tagis Lakas begins. It's a good thing because I can see that students enjoy the simplicity of the games and they are happy.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
Ye sister. You're right. You just came late in replying this topic, I could mark your response as the best if you just came in earlier. But anyway, I appreciate what you had contributed in your school. I hope our own traditional games would never be gone...cheers
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Hi Bro, I do still encourage my kids for traditional filipino games at home.I bought"SUNGKA" for them at my son still enjoys playing "SIPA".This traditional games should be taught to this generations for they can develop their sportmanship and of course,this games can be a way also for a family bonding.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Yes bro..that's good. One of our friends here suggested of having an "Olympic of all our traditional games" that's good right? Maybe not until you would already one of our Congressman....cheers
• Ireland
8 Jan 09
I think that there are still kids that play traditional filipino games. I also think that in school they still introduce these games. I also think that games evolve and sometimes change into something new that kids themselves create and would think of it as their own game when they grow old and would miss it because a new game has been introduced which by then they would know absolutely nothing about.
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
My 8 year old nephew knew how to play some of the traditonal games but seldom plays it because we don't space for patintero at home but whenever we go to the beach we play patintero and other games. But he plays marbles with his schoolmate after school. I have observed the children in his school it's a private one, the children while waiting for their parents or nannies are playing Filipino games. It's also part of the intramurals in the school. But we can't really discourage them not to play with computer games. As long as there is a balance in their playing then it's okay.
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
Why do we need this? anyway, my nephews are still playing patintero and all the games. who taught them? none. they are kids. let them be. whatever they are playing is a result of what they see and what they experience. they are never forgotten. and it's not like your going to play video games 8 hours a day right? if you don't see children playing, its because they out there working.
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
Why don't we think of the possibility of organizing a sort of "Native Games Olympics" or "Children's Games Olympics" to be held regularly?" MyLotters, what do you think?