Mudcat Café message #2350852 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46932   Message #2350852
Posted By: GUEST,Sue/South Wales
28-May-08 - 06:55 AM
Thread Name: Child's Game: Elastics
Subject: RE: Child's Game: Elastics/ball games etc
Enjoyed reading the rhymes, triggered lots of childhood memories. I remember playing french skipping in the 70's. Later reduced to " 'lastics ". Also remembered that it died out in the playground because of minor injuries and incidents. I feel that a lot of these games have died out because of health & safety issues and compensation claims being taken to a ludicrous degree! These games were important in building confidence, team work, social interaction, sharing etc and promoting physical stamina...all of which are sadly lacking with a lot of youngsters these days.