DOI: 10.24412/2470-1262-2023-3-113-118

Abstract: In this article, we explore the means of stimulating the cognitive interests of young schoolchildren through games and activities. We define the concept of “cognitive activity” and present means of stimulating creative thinking, interests, and levels of cognitive activity. Observations from renowned pedagogues and psychologists provide insights into the didactic, cognitive, and developmental educational significance of games, as well as the principles for implementing didactic games. We also discuss the role of games in socializing young schoolchildren, forming interpersonal relationships, enhancing communication, and developing educational motivations.

Keywords: junior school, means of stimulating interests, cognitive activity, interpersonal communication, creative thinking, didactic games, role-playing games, play-staging, socialization


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Information about the authors:

Anna A. Hakopyan (Yerevan, Armenia) – PhD., Associate Professor, Northern University. The author of a number of scientific publications, including one teaching manual, and an Educational manual (co-authored). I have also participated in a number of republican and International conferences, courses, seminars and trainings. Scope of scientific interests: Educational levels of Caucasian nations in the 19th century, prominent figures of the 19th Century about school and upbringing, Issues of history of Pedagogy. Problems of Socialization of the individual, management of innovative practices at school, family Upbringing, education technologies.

Meline S. Ghonyan (Yerevan, Armenia) – PhD student at Yerevan State University, Faculty of European Languages and Communication. Having my background in Linguistics and Language teaching, I have a core belief that storytelling, implementation of stories and fairy tales in teaching is of high importance. That is why I went further and started my PhD studies, which are closely related to fairy tales and their stylistic interpretation. Being an IB English B instructor at “Shirakatsy Lyceum”, helps me to see the practical use of stories and storytelling in an authentic environment.

For citation: Hakobyan Anna A., Ghonyan Meline S., (2023). Games and Activities as a Means of Stimulating the Cognitive Interests of Young School Students. Cross-Cultural Studies: Education and Science, Vol.8, Issue 3 (2023), pp. 113-118 (in USA)

Manuscript received:10/09/23

Accepted for publication: 20/11/23