Traditional games are very popular before technology goes to Indonesia. In the past, children played using a tool that is sober. But now, they've been playing with technology-based games coming from abroad and are starting to leave traditional toys. Along with the changing times, the traditional Games gradually began to be forgotten by Indonesian children. In fact, not a few of them are not familiar with the traditional game. Traditional games actually have many benefits for children. In addition to not spending a lot of money, traditional games are actually very good to train the child's physical and mental. Indirectly, children will be stimulated creativity, agility, leadership spirit, intelligence, and breadth of insight through traditional games.


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01. Egrang are a game that uses two bamboo blades that are given a footing for the feet. In the past this game is quite popular among men and women because of the way the game is simple and no need menag or lose. How to play Egrang is simple but it will be a little difficult for the unfamiliar, because we have to adjust the body's development as we stand on the small pedestal that is in the bamboo and start walking. The game is basically quite fun because we can feel taller when using the stilts. Unfortunately now this game is very rarely met, whereas almost every afternoon during the dry season in the village of children both men and women will play Egrang while surrounding the village while occasionally sometimes each other like a race man who was racing




02. Gasing is one of the traditional game ofthe Indonesia archipelago, although the history of its spread is not known withcertainty.
In the region of Seven Islands (Natuna), Riau Islands, a top game has been around long before the Dutchcolonization. While in North Sulawesi, tops known since the 1930s. The game isdone by children and adults. Typically, performed in the courtyard of a house and a flat hard soil conditions.  

The game tops can be done in person or team with the number of players varies, according tothe custom in their respective areas.



03. Congklak or Dakon is a authentic traditional games of Indonesia that sharpens the child's reasoning power. Uniquely this game trains the child's trading soul, and the sharpness of thinking to take advantage. Generally Dakon boards are made of wood and plastic and a kind of mussel shell that is used as Dakon seed and if it is not there, sometimes it is also used grains from plants. The Dakon or Dakon game uses a game board that has 14 holes and 2 large holes on the left and right ends. Every 7 small holes on the side of the player and a large hole on the right side is considered to be the player's. This game can only be played by 2 people.


04. Lompat Tali is game is a rope-like game composed of rubber bands, a very popular game from the 70s to 80s, a favorite when out of school and after a late afternoon bath at home. Simple but useful, can be used as a means of playing as well as sports. The rope used is made of braided rubber bands are widely available around us. How to play can be done by individuals or groups, if only playing alone usually the child will tie the rope on the pole or whatever is possible and then jump. If playing in groups usually involves a minimum of three children, two children will hold the end of the rope; one on the left, one on the right, while the other gets a turn to jump over the rope. Ropes stretched with graded altitudes, from lowest to highest. The clever jumped up, he was the one who came out as the winner. While the loser will change the position to be the holder of the rope.


05. Layangan is Traditional games of Indonesia. Layangan is made from light thin wood assembled into particular shape. it covered by material like paper. Then we attached long string to layangan. layangan will fly if there is a wind, then we drive layangan by string attached to layangan.