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  • Recep Nur UZUN Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi
  • Osman İMAMOĞLU Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi
  • Yaşar BARUT Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi
  • Tülay CEYLAN Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi



Child, Game, Sports


It can be noted that children aim to have fun and enjoy the activities they have been doing from past to present. Games, which embodies the concepts of volunteering, activity, and pleasure, is the most popular time spending activity for children. With games, especially physical activities during childhood can be seen as a helpful factor in the development of the body and establishing the foundations of sports infrastructure in this regard. It bears importance to examine how and in what format the long-standing concepts of games, toys, sports, and children came together in ancient times. In this study relationship between children, games and sports in ancient times was evaluated. Relevant printed and online resources were reviewed as a data collection tool, and the necessary information was obtained thereby. It can be concluded that many civilizations that existed in ancient times were used to be called by different names, but the games or toys played by children of that period are similar to each other. It can be stated that the games such as Epostrakismos, Ostrakinda, Rattle, Hoopla and Knucklebones that children enjoy are widely played. In addition, although the civilizations in question differ from one another, it can be noted that their games are made of common materials such as sheep / goat animal bones, oyster shells, wood / soil.



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UZUN, R. N., İMAMOĞLU, O., BARUT, Y., & CEYLAN, T. (2021). CHILD AND GAME IN ANCIENT TIMES. Journal of ROL Sport Sciences, 2(2), 103–111.