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Improve the "play quotient" to make children smarter

Benefits of playing

By Richard ShurwoodPublished 4 months ago 3 min read
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Improve the "play quotient" to make children smarter
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The Benefits of Play

Every child loves toys and every child loves to play. Do you remember when you played as a child? Back then, you would be ecstatic to get a new book, a long-awaited new toy; you would be excited about your discoveries and have a strong, burning desire to learn.

Play and toys open the door to knowledge for children. Children explore the world through play; it is a natural drive to learn that exists in them. Parents need to learn to encourage their children to play intelligently, skillfully, and enjoyably to develop their "play quotient," which not only helps children learn more but also enables them to live happily and in harmony with others.

Specifically, the play has the following benefits.

1. Through playing, children learn about the world around them.

2. Through play, children develop the ability to get along positively with other people.

3. Through play, children learn to pay attention to others in an appropriate way.

4. Play enhances children's ability to concentrate and lays the foundation for future schooling.

5、Play promotes the development of both the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

6、Play develops children's natural curiosity, exercises their problem-solving skills, and cultivates autonomy.

Respect your child's play

By observing children at play, or playing with them, parents can learn what their children think and feel, how they express excitement and frustration and observe their endurance, curiosity, and creativity.

Some of the things that parents should pay attention to in their children's play area

1. Allow your child to choose his way of playing, allow him to fully research and explore toys, and don't interfere even if the method is not right unless he asks for it before helping him. This is important for your child's healthy development. Rigid rules can hinder your child's curiosity and creativity.

2. When you plan to let your child finish playing and instead let him eat, sleep or go out, remember to try to remind him earlier so that he has plenty of time to finish playing happily. This can make your child feel that we respect his play and encourage him to be cooperative.

3. Prepare a fixed place for your child to store his toys and ask him to clean up after himself at the end of each play session.

4. If possible, spend a little time each day playing with your child.

Play and toys

Toys are essential to play. Beautifully designed toys can stimulate children's intellectual development. What toys are played with and how they are played with can have an impact on a child's potential learning ability. Studies have shown that toys stimulate the development of children's brains and encourage more synaptic growth in brain nerve cells.

The following is a brief description of the role of various toys.

Playing with puzzle models can improve children's ability to examine and comprehend things.

Playing card games helps children to focus their attention.

Playing with various kinds of blocks (building blocks) can make children get the initial sense of color, shape, size, and weight; moreover, children's creativity and adaptability are brought into play when they are constantly free to combine new shapes.

Playing with inflatable sticks and punching bags allows children to move around and also allows children to vent their feelings when they are angry or have frustrations.

Playing with puzzle toys can exercise children's ability to sort, select, and recognize different shapes and their relationship to each other.

Reading books allows children to increase their knowledge and improve their imagination and comprehension.

Playing with crayons and colored pens can develop and nurture a child's artistic interests and talents.

Playing computer games with positive content can improve children's competitive spirit.

Playing with dolls and stuffed animals allows children to practice conversation and the ability to care for others.

Parents need to join their children on the "play journey" to deepen their relationship with them and enhance their development, so let's have fun and play!

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Richard Shurwood

If you wish to succeed, you should use persistence as your good friend, experience as your reference, prudence as your brother and hope as your sentry.

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