Aadu Huli (Levels 3 & 4) Mat
Aadu Huli (Levels 3 & 4) Mat
The Aadu Huli mats available exclusively on Roll the Dice are produced using very high quality silk cloth, embroidered using silken threads. The best experience of playing Aadu Huli are when using the wooden Channapatna pawns made by expert artisans, available with Roll the Dice's full set. Alternatively, the mats can be used with other material used traditionally as well.
More about Aadu Huli
Aadu Huli is a traditional outdoor game that is popular in rural areas of India. It is played by two players, with one player trying to knock down a wooden block or "aadu" with a small stone or "huli." The player that successfully knocks down the aadu earns points. This game requires good hand-eye coordination, aim, and strategic thinking, as players must carefully calculate the strength and angle of their throws to knock down the aadu.
Aadu Huli is a fun and exciting game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and it is often played during festivals and celebrations in rural communities. In addition to being a source of entertainment, scientific studies have shown that Aadu Huli helps develop visuospatial skills, logical relations, heuristic strategies, analogy, and modeling skills.
This game is also popular in south Indian temples and public places such as "panchayti katte." In the asymmetrical version of the game, one player controls three tigers while the other player controls up to 15 goats, with the goats trying to block the tigers' movements.
Roll the Dice has implemented the game in multiple levels accounting for increasing difficulty, time and strategic thinking. This set consists mats for playing Levels 3 & 4.
Also called Lambs and Tigers Game, Game of Goats and Tigers (Tamil: Aadu puli aatam, Telugu: Meka puli aata, Kannada: Aadu Huli aata), Pulijudam
Ages: 4yrs +
Inside the box
Soft and fine silk mat with dimensions 12 x 12 inches. Levels 3 -4; 2 Nos
Playing Aadu Huli offers a multifaceted learning experience for children, encompassing a range of skills and capabilities. Here are some of the key areas where kids can benefit:
- Strategic Thinking: Whether playing as Goats or Tigers, kids must think several steps ahead to either corner the tigers or capture the goats.
- Pattern Recognition: Understanding the board layout and predicting possible moves helps in developing pattern recognition skills.
- Decision Making: Choosing which animal to move and when to make a capture involves critical decision-making skills.
- Cooperation: When played in teams, the game fosters a sense of cooperation and collective strategy.
- Turn-Taking: The game teaches the importance of waiting one's turn and respecting the rules.
- Sportsmanship: Learning how to win and lose gracefully is an important social skill that Aadu Huli can help instill.
- Emotional Regulation: The game can be intense and requires kids to manage their emotions, whether they are winning or losing.
- Risk Assessment: Deciding when to take a risk, like attempting to corner a tiger or capture a goat, helps in understanding risk and reward.
- Counting and Calculation: Keeping track of the number of goats or tigers cornered or captured involves basic counting and calculation.
- Cultural Heritage: Playing a traditional Indian game like Aadu Huli helps children connect with their cultural roots.
Fine Motor Skills:
- Hand-Eye Coordination: Placing and moving the pieces on the board helps in developing fine motor skills.
Aadu Huli is not just a game but a well-rounded educational experience that offers cognitive, social, emotional, and cultural learning opportunities for children.