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!

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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.