The majority of kids love to play. From the day they manage crawling, using those small knees, feet, and hands they start playing.
Recent studies have shown that a child’s playing also nourishes him for the real world. So finally those chunky dolls, furry bears, and neon-colored footballs have a use now. So there are some strings attached to those dollies and tea party sets.
Imaginative and physical playing is important for children in terms of academic learning and health. Signing up for playgroups and playdates has its own way of nourishing a child’s well being.
Let’s know how playing prepares a child for the real world?
- Social Skills
A child’s social skills are the backbone of every world he moves in. Socialization is the key to many locks and paths of life. Hence, it is very important. A child’s social skills are greatly improved through ‘playing’. This creates his social circle and awards the child with the etiquette of society. The child learns how to cope up with other people, learns the differences, and urges him to improve.
A child’s playing has its role in improved health and shaping an active personality. Outdoor games like Football, Kick the Can, Hide, and Seek is some good options. These games involve physical involvement such as running and jumping. These also helps him focus on his body and
performance from a young age.
Playing outdoor games and flocking the team for winning creates a sense of leadership in a child. This is very useful in life. A child learns how to create a coherent and coordinated team. This increases his delegation, quick thinking, and respectful interaction.
- Value of Hardwork
Playing teaches a child how much effort is necessary and how it nourishes the game. The more you work the better it gets. This is taught through games and playing slow and steadily. This eradicates any sort of laziness from his brain.
Playing creates a level of self-confidence and self-growth in a child. This builds a child’s own imaginary world where he rules and learns from his mistakes. Playing with his pears and getting praise teaches self-confidence to a child.
- Creativity Spark
When a child plays on his own his creativity stimulates. He creates his own place and his ways to entertain himself. This way a creative mind races within a child. That creativity spark in a child which makes him innovative. This makes him excel later in life.
So, mommies, it is about time you stop shouting ‘playtime is over’.