Children play a lot and they also learn a lot from all the playing that they get to do. Even though to you as an adult it may just be that they want to jump around and mess things up and laugh all the time, there is a lot more than that in playing to a growing child who uses their eyes, ears and sense of touch and smell to teach them certain things. Playing can even hone the young minds of children if the time is used correctly to let them play intelligently with their friends while having fun. This does not mean that their play dates need to be super serious where they get taught things, it just means that you come up with ways and means of letting them play in a way where they can learn something too. Here are some of the ways in which you can do this correctly.
Buy Them the Right Toys
One thing that you could do a guardian or a parent is to try and buy them the right play things to play with. For example a good pair of proper binoculars (not the fake plastic ones) can improve the way they observe things at a distance. That said make sure that they do not use these to look inside people’s houses and the likes which they might do because they do not understand fully what is right and wrong. However if you know how to guide your child toys like these are very important in building a great foundation for the future of your children and helping the development of their brain as well.
Legos, Puzzles and Three-Dimensional Models
One more type of plaything that you can get for your kids are Legos, jigsaw puzzles and three-dimensional models that need to be built. In each of these cases you will be teaching the mind of your child to think in a methodical manner and construct something based directly either on their imagination with Legos or on a picture that has been given to them. In doing so they will also learn the importance of patience, perseverance, working as a part of a team and how to think in an orderly manner while prioritizing on what is important. If you are able to help build all these with your child it will also give them a sense of accomplishment which can be thought of as really good positive reinforcement for good thinking habits.
Play Dates with Other Children
From a small age onwards it is very important that your child gets to and learns to socialize with other children in his or her own age group. This will give them confidence as they grow up and they will not be timid or shy. They will also learn manners the right way, things like what to say and not say, how to treat everybody with respect and how to play games fairly without cheating.