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Totika is a wood stacking game like no other!
While trying to keep the stack from falling over, players draw cards and answer questions to promote personal growth, self-esteem and life skills.
It encourages young people to explore emerging stories regarding self-confidence, healthy growth and development, setting and achieving goals, valuing self, and overcoming life challenges.
When used in a group setting, Totika offers young people a place to connect with one another, share their strengths and achievements, and reinforce each other's efforts to succeed in the future.
Totika comes with a set of Self-Esteem question cards.
Contents include: 48 coloured blocks and 48 question cards.
For 8 years and over
Games like this are great for turn-taking, sharing leisure time and encouraging co-operative play
Activities such as Totika help build emotional well-being and social skills, as well as helping build fine motor skills
Taking the time to play a game with someone shows that you are making time for them, and that they are important, thus helping build their self-esteem
A game like this is great to play with children and young adults who can be impulsive. Totika, like Jenga, is a visual illustration of the need to stand back, and think before you act - if you rush in, and don't plan ahead, the bricks will fall. Jenga provides a metaphor for life - sometimes a situation, like the tower, can be precariously balanced. We need to learn to problem-solve, forward-plan and be prepared to change our direction. Sometimes the bricks will still fall, but we learn to accept that, and we start again.