WHY DOES PUTT18 WORK SO WELL?
Putt18 works because school age children have more refined gross motor skills and the cognitive skills to follow the logic of games with rules. Sportsmanship and teamwork are explored through active play. As children learn to play team games, educators play a role in mentoring, role-playing and intentionally teaching the concept of sportsmanship, team play, and how to deal with the difficulty of losing.
Putt18 promotes cooperation, respect, consideration for the safety and well being of others and encouragement to achieve both individual and team goals. Putt18 also encourages team play and fun, but also to practice the skills of turn-taking, how to enter and exit play, as well as how to control impulses and manage feelings around winning and losing that are acceptable to the group.