Fly-fly

Flying is the mode of movement used by birds. It uses wings to propel itself in the air as Ms. Y Mntungwa of uMsinga explains.

Contents

1 The person consulted
2 Who plays this game?
3 What is used to play this game?
4 When is this game played?
5 Where is this game played?
6 How is this game played?
7 Custom associated with this game.
8 Source

The person consulted
Ms. Y Mntungwa of eMachunwini, uMsinga explained about this game.

Who plays this game?
This game is played by boys and girls between the ages of 4 – 10.

What is used to play this game?
No equipment is needed to play this game.

When is this game played?
This game is played at any time if it is not raining.

Where is this game played?
This game is played in an open cleared spot.

How is this game played?
In this game children learn to differentiate between flying and non-flying animals. The leader says “fly-fly”, the rest of the children clap 3 times and say 1 2 3 while moving forward. The leader says “the warbler flies”, and the group responds by clapping 1 2 3 while moving. Then the leader says “a cow flies”, and the group would stand still and not clap. The one who claps and moves when he/she is supposed to be standing gets out of the game. The game continues until the really observant ones remain.

Custom associated with this game.
There is no cultural orientation associated with this game but children learn to differentiate between flying and non-flying animals/objects.

Source
From a Masters dissertation by Victoria Mkhize for the School of IsiZulu, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Supervised by Professors P.J. Zungu and V. Prabhakaran.

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