Playing is an essential part for the development of your child. Because in addition to all the hard work at school and paying attention in the classroom, Games ensures the necessary relaxation. But that is not everything. Did you know that children learn a lot when they play with each other and even alone? In this blog you can read why playing is so important for your child's development.
The educational function of games
Children learn a lot more playfully than we think. Not only does your child learn to develop new skills from the game itself, playing is also a good method to teach children new things. By playing, children can relax and at the same time unknowingly learn a lot. Especially because playing with friends and girlfriends is a lot more fun than doing your homework.
What do children learn while playing?
There are different things that children can learn while playing. This mainly depends on the age of your child and the type of game that you play. For example, younger children will learn how to walk, kick a ball or how to take care of a doll. But that's not all, there are a lot of other skills and things that children can learn by playing.
An example of this is independently thinking about situations and learning to make choices. In addition, the social skills are also put to the test when your child plays with others. And what about language skills and motor skills? Explaining and communicating a game requires both the game to understand and explain to others. In this way they learn to develop these skills further.
The psychological benefits of playing
In addition to relaxation and the development of skills, there is another element that makes playing healthy, namely: the processing of emotions and events. By letting children play, they can better process events of the day. Even when, for example, an annoying situation has occurred, playing can offer a solution for children. Below a few different forms of game:
Playing bu yourself
In one of our earlier blogs we have already talked about here: let your child play yourself for the development of his or her imagination and creativity. Many people may think that having a child play alone is pathetic, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it is even healthy for the brain!
When your child is going to start reading reading, a game with language is a nice idea. In this way you encourage your child to increase his or her vocabulary in a playful way or write the letters of the alphabet. To challenge your child while playing, you can ask, for example, to finish the story that you read or to describe the princess's castle. These are all small things that further develop your child's imagination and language skills.