The Cosmic Dome Challenge 2024 is launched, a program of the Bunge and Born Foundation that delivers games to schools across the country

The Cosmic Dome Challenge 2024 is launched, a program of the Bunge and Born Foundation that delivers games to schools across the country
The Cosmic Dome Challenge 2024 is launched, a program of the Bunge and Born Foundation that delivers games to schools across the country

The Bunge and Born Foundation throw the Cosmic Dome Challengean initiative that invites schools and civil society organizations throughout the country to participate in a playground game specially designed to stimulate early childhood education. As a result, 100 domes will be installed in different parts of Argentina.

The Cosmic Dome is a game designed to accompany girls and boys, and their teachersduring early childhood, a period in which play is one of the main tools to learn about the world, develop and enhance future learning.

It is a recreational space that turns patios into open-air classroomsand which aims to enhance recreation time, to -without losing the enjoyment of the game- contribute to the learning of cognitive and motor skills identified as precursors to learning. These are: identification of emotions, selective attention, working memory, inhibitory control, cognitive flexibility, planning, phonological awareness, long-term memory, number sense, visual-motor coordination and motor skills.

It is based on scientific evidence and created by a team made up of industrial designers, occupational therapists, neuropsychologists, and specialists in child development and education.

The award includes a manual with more than 60 activities and an intensive course taught by specialists in education and early childhood to promote the use of this pedagogical tool.

The Executive Director of the Bunge y Born Foundation, Gerardo della Paolera, explained: “This playground game has been specially designed to increase the cognitive and motor skills of girls and boys. It was a four-year job, in which first, we installed them in Mendoza and did an evaluation and training of the teachers who use this game”. And he concluded: “They are the collective actions with which we can all move forward.”

Who can participate?

Initial level schools, public or private management, and civil society organizations throughout Argentina, with experience and accreditable background, that work with children from 2 to 6 years old. They can be early childhood centers, community kitchens, picnic areas, homes, neighborhood clubs, game libraries, popular libraries, among others.

Schools must be registered in the Official Register of Educational Establishments of the National Ministry of Education.

Meanwhile, civil society organizations must be made up of two (2) people or more, have a seniority of 5 years or more and a relative track record of 2 years or more in activities and projects aimed at children between 2 and 6 years old. age of vulnerable contextsthem. Also, cohave a space available for the installation of the dome and with the corresponding authorizations for the development of the declared activities.

How to participate in the Cosmic Dome Challenge?

It is necessary to enter www.domocosmico.org to complete the form. The call will be open until July 4, 2024.

 
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