#OMIGame: Mobility Practices to beat COVID-19
The health and safety of children are on top of the mind for parents, teachers, and society at large, as schools reopen. Children need to be resensitised to Covid-19 appropriate behaviour as they get back to their classrooms after more than a year. Why not turn to a game to pass on the message in an interesting and engaging way? Games help make the learning fun, meaningful, and engaging while passing on the message. Several studies have highlighted that gaming is a vital element of a child’s cognitive and social development and kids learn more when engaged in ‘hands-on’ activities.
OMI has reimagined the ever-popular game of snakes and ladders, appropriate for children aged 5–12 years, informing them of the post-pandemic appropriate behaviour during their daily commute to school and back. The ladders have made way for roads indicating their journey to and fro school, and the snakes have made way for the dreaded virus. Each good practice takes you closer to safety, while negligence sets you back a few paces as you make your way to school.
It is our small attempt to raise awareness among children on good mobility practices to beat Coronavirus. Remember that even a small step can make a big difference and protect the youngsters.
So go ahead, download the game, get a print, pull out the pawns and dice, and happy gaming! And don’t forget to spread the word.