January February is a quick game played between two players facing each other. The game is popular with young children in the age group of 3 to 6 who have recently learnt the name of the months. Surprisingly, the children name the month only in English as the name suggests and not in Indian languages.
How to Play:
Player 1 put her/his arms out with the palm facing up. Player 2 stacks her/his hands with the palms facing upward on top of the other players hands (as shown in the Image). Player 1 starts the game by saying first month like ‘January’ and claps on Player 2’s hand. Then the next player continues by clapping on Player 1’s hand, naming the next month –‘ February.’ The games continues with players naming the days and clapping on each other’s hands: January, February, March and so on. On the last month i.e. December, when the player tries to clap the other player’s hand, the other player has to save her hand from being clapped. If the hand gets clapped then the player hitting wins.
The game is played in the same fashion with the name of the days like Sunday, Monday, Tuesday etc.
This game helps to develop attention in children. The younger children learn the names and order of months and days. This game also provides a mode for social interaction with people of the same age group.