Types of games and their classification

Game types and classification

The game it’s a right approved in the Declaration of the rights of the child, because it is a fundamental tool for them as they learn motor skills, to socialize, to promote their self-esteem and to acquire norms and values. It is important, to keep an order, how are the types and classification of the game.

the word game comes from Latin iocus, which means joke. It is a series of exercises or activities created by humans (although it is also comforted in animals) where they are performed for a development of body and mindthanks to the fun, distraction and comfort of learning.

game rating

The rating of the game takes into account be able to create a list of modalities to suit the type of hobby to be pursued. If the type of game has been developed with children, it is a good indicator to be able to classify it.

  • Psychomotor games: the motor function is used, where the participants explore themselves and use their abilities to discover what they are capable of. They discover how to interact with other people and how to analyze their environment.
  • Cognitive games: This type of skill will be developed in a cognitive way, with construction games, which are used with the help of memory, will attract all the attention and a lot of imagination.
  • Social games: A series of playful activities are carried out in a group, in this way they communicate with other people and help with socialization. In this kind of game you have to set some rules or rules, something that helps to be cooperative and is necessary for socialization.
  • emotional games: in this kind of entertainment the dramatic aspect will be used where people have to use their emotions, their desires and know how to express them. In this type of situation it will be assessed how the emotional part should work and learn how to control it.

Game types and classification

How is a game developed?

The play it is defined as a stimulus for mental activity. The player performs an activity in which a circumstance is created and he has to reach another, where he will engage the mental strategy to put it into practice. During the game, rules and guidelines have already been created for to make that game. There are different types, depending on how that person develops them.

  • Sports games: They are usually performed in open spaces. Teachers and coaches participate in or lead this type of game, which involves using the movement of the body with the help of some type of object. They can be individual or in groups and use physical skills in conjunction with a quick mental strategy.
  • Table games: It is done through a board, in which a small number of people participate, usually from a minimum of two to six or eight people. It is done by the game and mental strategy and where we know games also known as chess or checkers. Other types of games include card games, such as poker or the Spanish card game, through a board such as the traditional Parcheesi or the game of the goose. Its purpose is to reward knowledge and where in some it is done through questions and answers.

Game types and classification

  • Gamble: It is a kind of casual game, where the term winning associated with luck prevails and where the skill of the person does not interfere. A well-known example is bingo or the lottery.
  • Video game: the game is made through digital tools and where it usually manifests itself through screens. The invention entered our homes at the end of the 20th century, where the way of development is through strategy and entertainment through the symbols of the previous described games. This kind of entertainment should be limited, because in many cases it is criticized, but in some aspects it is recommended to improve the cognitive part in some cases.

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Game development in different stages

According to Piaget, the play can be distinguished in different stages in which the child develops new learning within his developmental area.

  • engine clearance: Suitable for children up to 2-3 years. The body and the control of movements form the basis of the game.
  • symbolic or imitation game (approximately 3 to 6 years) The child brings objects to life, imitating the adult world. That’s why at this age, even if they don’t have toys, they invent them and don’t need other people for their games. At this stage there is a great enrichment of the language.
  • Game of rules (from 6 to 12 years). The child begins to enjoy the company of others and is interested in interpersonal relationships by reproducing them in their games. There is an assignment of roles, norms and rules that must be met, moving into a relationship of cooperation and interaction with the other children. Competitive games where some win and others lose are common. At this stage, friends begin to occupy a very important place.

Game types and classification

Classification of games and toys

According to him room in which they are made:

  • The play indoors: manipulations, construction, imitation, symbolic games, verbal games, reasoning, memory, video games, board games…
  • The outdoor games: running, chasing, hiding, cycling, skating…

According to him adult role:

  • Play free.
  • Play managed.
  • Play witnessed.

Sensory game for the sense of touch

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According to him number of participants:

  • Play individual: Necessary for personal and intellectual development, it should be controlled so that it is not overdone, especially when it comes to video games or games that favor isolation or addictive behavior.
  • Game of TROS: They can be cooperative or competitive.

According to excercise which promotes in the child:

  • Play sensory: games in which children mainly exercise their senses. They start from the first weeks of life and continue through the Early Childhood Education stage.
  • Spell engines: they have a great evolution in the first years of life and continue through childhood, even into adolescence.

Game types and classification

  • Spell manipulations: fit, string, build…
  • Spell symbolic: they are the game of fiction, that of -pretending- children start from about two years old: dolls, prams…
  • Spell verbal: favor and enrich language learning.
  • Spell of fantasy: dramatizations, costumes…
  • Spell Educational: reasoning or memory games, strategy, learning knowledge…

Games are basic childhood activities, but remember that it is ideal for adult life. It’s a way of loving a space for recreation and fun. However, it is necessary to reduce the types of games that involve chance as it can cause other ailments such as gambling. The game should be natural and enriching.

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