Presentation on theme: "Timeline Kst Limassol School Cyprus May, 2014. STROVILOS / SVOURA (WHIRLIGIG) A round object with a pointy end made from clay or iron. The children used."— Presentation transcript:
STROVILOS / SVOURA (WHIRLIGIG) A round object with a pointy end made from clay or iron. The children used to play with it by spinning it either with the hand or by pulling the end of a rope rapped around it.
PLATAGI / KOUDOUNISTRA (RATTLE) A rattle made of clay with stones inside that they used to put in the infants hand and with the sound it made the infant focused on it, forgot it self and stopped crying.
ATHIRMA / ALOGAKI ME RODES (TOY HORSE ON WHEELS) One of the favorite toys of the boys was a clay or wooden horse on wheels that they attached to a rope and dragged all around.
GIO-GIO / GIO-GIO (YOYO) A cylindrical object with hollow center on which they wrapped the one end of a thread many times. They battened the other end of the thread on their fingers and let the yoyo fall and before it touched the ground they pulled it back up and it wrapped again and so on...
SKAPERDA / DIELKISTINDA (TUG OF WAR) The players pinned a wooden pole with a whole, in the ground. Through the whole they crossed a rope. One player at each end tided himself the rope with his back to the other. Then they tried to pull each other as close to the pole. Another variant of the game was without the pole, only the rope. Two teams with equal number in players pulled each end of the rope. Each team was facing the other. The winning team was the one that pulled the other over a line they put to the ground before they begun playing.
ASTRAGALIZIN / MONA-ZIGA (ODD OR EVEN)/Jackstone A game played with the ankle bones of goats or sheeps. In lack of such they used stones or wallnuts or almonds. One child hid in its hands some and asked the other child “odd or even?”. The second child answerd and if he got it right he won the bones or nuts, if not the other child kept them.
PLAGGONES / KOUKLES (DOLLS) Dolls made from different kind of materials. The girls in ancient Greece never parted with them. They had different names according to their style or material. Those made of clay or wax were called “brights” and “daughters”. Those moved with strings were called “puppets”.
EORA / KOUNIA (SWING) The very known game of swing that until this present day children, of all ages, all over the world play and enjoy at home or parks etc. It goes back to the Classic Greek period from 480 B.C.
KRIKILASIA / TSERKI (HOOPS) Game played with a ring wheel, (hoop) they pushed with a stick. The one that run the longest distance with his hoop was the winner. h
ZATRIKIO / SKAKI (CHESS) The known to everyone game of chess is an ancient greek invention that dates back to 490 B. C. A game played on a board with figures that had specific movements. In ancient Greece the also used dice. In Byzantium times the game had 17 variations.
Apodidraskinda / Hosto (Hide-and-seek) It is the most popular children’s game at Cyprus. One player closes his or her eyes for a brief period (often counting to 100) while the other players hide. The seeker then opens his eyes and tries to find the hiders. The first one found is the next seeker, and the last is the winner of the round. The hiders try to run back to “home base” while the seeker is away looking for them. If all of the hiders return safely, the seeker repeats as seeker in the next round. Hide-and-seek appears to be equivalent to the game apodidraskinda, described by the 2nd- century Greek writer Julius Pollux. In modern Cyprus hide-and-seek is called Hosto.