Sports and Games
Sports and Games AFST 2100
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Date Created: 10/08/15
O O O 90 90 9 Sports and Games Culture in uences games that are played Sports help build con dence among children Sporting Culture Geographically vast Long History Diverse movement cultures represented in triple heritage Islam European and Indigenous Play and Game Forms Variety of movements Funbased for children Sport movements like distance running Enhance social interactions among children Promote child s development and acts as a bridge to adulthood Emphasized Agility and Physical Strength Keiyo nonceremonial competitions Gikuyu jumping in Kenya Spear Throwing Widespread sport in Africa Most popular with males Kikuyu and Meru ethnic groups of Kenya Hoop and Stick Game amp Spear and Runguishek club Game also very widespread Bull ghting and Horse Riding Promote inner and intracommunity relations and local tourism Games with Rhythmic Movements and Singing Both sexes play Ceremonial and nonceremonial based New songs are invented as re ections of cultural activities Nonequipment Sports Wrestling 9 Popular among both sexes o 1 of the most widespread games in Africa Fighting with Sticks Games Called quotMalsoquot Both sexes play Sport and Culture Functions o Educational physical development social interactions language skills and numeracy development Sports interwoven into cultural and economic production of African societies o3 Dominance proved through sports like distance running and wrestling oz Riddles and Proverbs Grandmothers pass on to girls Grandfathers pass on to boys oz Impact of Colonialism on Sports and Games Bridges indigenous and European cultures
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