Games of Nomad children
Asyk Atu is one of the most popular children’s games in Central Asia. Asyk is a sheep knuckle bone. There are many varieties of the game, but its main essence is to break a slender row of bones with one asyk. By the way, this Kazakh national game is recognized by UNESCO as part of the cultural heritage of mankind. And in Kazakhstan, Asyk Atu is one of the types of children’s ethnic sport. The game promotes accuracy, dexterity, fine motor skills in children and strengthens the spine.
Ayak Kures - foot wrestling. It developed the strength of the legs and back, which made it possible to confidently seat in the saddle. It is also called the rider’s gymnastics. It strengthens the muscles of the abdomen, back, and most importantly develops the muscles of the legs, makes them strong. And foot wrestling improves blood circulation. This has already been proven by modern researchers.
Iterispek is a children’s game of nomads. It developed strength and coordination. Having mastered this game in childhood, jigits showed skill in horse riding. Iterispek is the forerunner of such games as audaryspak - horse riding, tymak uru - knocking off a headdress and others.