There seems to be a dramatic link between cooperation and non-violence in the 25 cultures studied (see reference below). An example of how these cultures teach cooperation is evident in that they do not allow an individual to "dominate others." Individuals of all age groups are equals and value humility and modesty. They do not tolerate achievement-oriented people.
"Most games of the children in these societies are cooperative activities which involve demonstrating physical skills, mimicking adult activities, or telling stories. They swing on vines, play house, jump down waterfalls and play fantasy games."
The Kadar children of India mentioned earlier "play without any element of competition such as hiding, catching, or running away." "Their games are based on simply enjoyment of the activities of the moment."
Personally, I remember traveling by train from New Delhi to Mt. Abu with one of the leaders of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University in India. There were a few sisters in the train cabin (I was the only western sister) and Dadi suggested we play chutes and ladders. Sure enough the familiar board game was presented and we began to play. I will never forget the difference in how they played together from how I instinctively competed. The subtleties were so apparent among us. They were mainly intent on the enjoyment together and not the gain or attainment in winning. I was unable to hide my competitive nature in those moments and learned how play together can truly be pure cooperation and love.