Parental Tips On Learning

The Top Reasons Why You Should Let Your Child Play

Back in the days, children playing on the streets is just a normal thing to see. Nowadays, you see children frequently glued to the screens of their iPads and tablets during their “play time”. What happened to hopscotch, tea parties and playing catch?

“My child can’t get hurt by playing on his iPad.” True. But what we don’t know is that playing can be beneficial for your child. How can it be beneficial? Let me tell you how.

Children Can Learn Through Play

Children Can Learn Through Play

Your Child Can Learn While Playing.

A mind of a child is like a sponge. It absorbs anything you put into it. During this stage in his life, it is critical to show them some good manner and right attitude. Having good manners is more important than being intelligent.

Playing with friends can create a bond and respect, essential for his social skills on his later life. It also widens their imagination. It can help them to control their emotions.

Making mistakes in playing can teach them a valuable lesson. If you made some mistakes, go ahead and try again.

Playing Can Be Healthy For Your Child

Remember the days when you play catch or basketball with your friends? What does it make you feel? Tired, I guess. But it also makes you active as a child. It makes you grow taller, it strengthen your bones and tighten up your muscles. Mentally, playing can boost your child’s cognitive skills and dexterity. Of course after playing, serve them a healthy meal. Fruits and veggies would be your top pick. Fruit juices can help too because it is rich in vitamins and minerals. It also tastes good and they will absolutely love it. If you want some more info about juicing for your kids, you can find it online.

It Creates A Solid Bonding Between A Child An A Parent

Child Playing With Parents

Go Out There And Have Fun With Your Kid!

Playing with your child can create an indestructible bonding between the both of you. As a parent, you should show some interest with the things that your child does. Play catch with them. This is a moment that your child will never forget.

 

Thank you for reading. I hope that you learned something from this article. See you!

Kids Should Play With Tools: Why’s & How’s

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Let’s face it, most parents don’t allow their kids to use hammers, drills, wrenches, saws, and other tools considered risky – let alone, play with these. But did you know that allowing such paves way for more creativity and a whole lot of benefits in terms of growth and development?

Here’s why parents should allow kids to play with tools:

  • Kids will be more responsible. Not only will kids learn more about using tools the right way, but also be more responsible on the dangers it can bring when not used properly or used neglectfully.
  • Kids will be more active. Rather than burying themselves in smartphones or in front of the computer, they will be more active in terms of moving their bodies and doing things that makes them sweat – just like when running all over the place with their friends.
  • Kids will be more independent. Being able to use tools at such a young age will not only promote trust between parents and kids, but also the notion that they should someday learn to do things on their own and without depending too much on others.
  • Kids will be more creative. Creativity is best promoted when kids are allowed to play with tools that can also be used to create things from scratch. They can even create new things from those that are no longer used.

Of course, let’s not forget about sharp edges and parts that might cause injuries. Parents still have to be cautious about it, but also in a way kids can still have fun.

Here are some ideas:

  • When hammering, lay a big piece of bubble wrap on the table and give your kid a rubber hammer to pound it. The fact that he’s hammering is enough for him to be aware of how it’s supposed to be and not supposed to be used.
  • When screwing, you can try letting your kid drill screws onto a dry board. You can also use layers of cardboard for this. Better yet, you can try letting your kid put screws on the chosen board by using a light and star-shaped screwdriver for easy navigation.
  • When wrenching, put bolts onto a dry board and have your kid use a wrench to release it. Paint the bolts in different colors and spice it up by organizing a game based on traditional parlor games such as “the one with the most (insert game here), wins!”
  • When sawing, secure a foam board on the table and have your kid use a saw to cut it. Wood is considered hard, as compared to foam which can be easily cut even by hand. As for the kind of saw to use, it’s recommended for kids to use a keyhole saw.

Find more kid-friendly saws at SawingPros.

Fuji Kindergarten

6 of the Most Interesting Kindergartens in the World

Kindergarten may not be compulsory in some places. But many children around the world continue to benefit from it. It provides kindergarteners the environment that prepares them for elementary school and beyond. The school setting allows for the introduction of lifelong skills that children pick up from kindergartens. Like any educational facility, kindergarten architecture and design plays a big role in creating a suitable learning environment for children. Below are seven of the best-designed kindergartens in the world in alphabetical order.

École Maternelle Pajol, Paris, France

The École Maternelle Pajol in Paris used to be a drab 1940s building with four classrooms until it was renovated and transformed into a colorful learning space. Bright colors suffused the building from the inside out creating a vibrant feel to it. The rainbow-inspired colors exude energy and happiness that is suited for the fun learning environment kids need. Many of its interior fixtures were also picked with kids in mind.

Farming Kindergarten, Dongnai, Vietnam

The Farming Kindergarten in Vietnam is designed with the environment and sustainability in mind. The building has several energy saving features. Its green roof not only produces food that students can enjoy. It also serves as a space for children to learn how to grow their own food.

Fuji Kindergarten, Tachikawa, Japan

Built in 2007, Fuji Kindergarten in Tachikawa, Japan has drawn a lot of admiration worldwide. Shaped like a circle, the building has a rooftop boardwalk where children can round around – which most of them often do. There are trees that kids can climb with nets providing ample protection for falls. Another striking feature is the kindergarten’s classrooms that have no doors.

Kensington International Kindergarten, Bangkok, Thailand

Located in Bangkok, Thailand’s Kensington International Kindergarten was built with imagination and creativity in mind. It has curved walls that are a departure to the usual box-type lines of regular classrooms. Its design also makes use of green space for learning where children indoors can easily see the natural environment outside.

Kindergarten Kekec, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Kindergarten Kekec has exterior panels that children can turn to change the façade’s colors. This makes the building itself a tool for play where kids can have fun changing the color of their building anytime they want to.

Kindergarten Wolfartsweier, Karlsruhe, Germany

Kindergarten Wolfartsweier is found in the country that gave the word kindergarten to the world. The fanciful and playful looking building is shaped like a cat. And the feline-looking structure sports a tail that can also be used as a slide.

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Getting Your Kids to Play Outside

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A recent survey conducted in the UK suggests that children are not spending enough time outdoors. In fact, said survey reveals that prisoners spend more time outside than children do. This seems to support what has long been a growing problem not just in UK but around the world. Children are getting busier and staying indoors more for varied reasons. Early exposure to technology and access to the internet are among the reasons why kids are hooked to indoor activities like video games, web surfing, and more.

The movement to get kids playing outside has been growing in recent years. Many of the newly-built kindergarten buildings across the globe are designed to encourage children to explore and play outside. Parents, teachers, childcare providers, and other adults working with children are also doing their share to promote nature play. Bringing learning and play outside may have its share of challenges. But it plays a critical role to children’s health and development.

Nature’s best playground. The outside is one big playground. And green spaces like parks and other natural environment allow children to develop their physical, cognitive, and social skills. It makes them more active as they learn climb, run, and play with things they see outside. Nature play likewise provides plenty of stimulation. Children can learn to pay attention to their senses as they observe and interact with the natural world.

Encourage learning. Outdoor play is experiential in nature. It taps into children’s imagination and creativity. It keeps them active and engaged which may also have several beneficial effects to their holistic development.

Promote environment awareness and responsibility. Children and adults alike who spend more time outdoors develop a deeper sense of awareness s and appreciation of the beauty nature offers. When you take your kids outside, you give them an opportunity to marvel in the beauty of the things they see and experience in their natural world. This can help heighten their sensitivity to the myriad of beautiful things they see every day.

Benefits to health and wellbeing. Outdoor play is a great way to keep children active. Engaging in more physical activities help kids avoid weight related problems like obesity. It could also lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardio-vascular problems as they grow older.

It may seem like a daunting task to make children spend more time outside. But the rewards should make every time and effort spent doing it is more than worth it. Raising awareness on nature play, providing suitable environment for them to play and explore, and making outdoor play fun are just some of the strategies that could get more kids to play outside.