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Kids need different kinds of play. They develop their skills by playing. Indeed, exploring the world starts with plays. So, various types of plays are beneficial to develop various skills.
We can categorize some important play types for children. Actually, many of the parents are already aware of some. However, seeing them together might still help to keep information organized.
It is no longer the same environment like ours. These young people are born to a technology without which they cannot a world. Moreover, the effects of technology cannot be overlooked. Even parents keeping kids away from technology cannot provide the old grounds. To be honest, no one needs to turn the old grounds back.
Suppose that you keep your kids away from tablets and game boxes etc. Even if you could do so, their peers won’t be outside to play. Similarly, if you keep at home to take care of kids, it’s not the same with other parents. So, the new era requires understanding. As things change, we cannot put a piece of simple information and learn it. Rather, we have to develop our understanding skills. Then, we’ll be able to stick to logic even with different outcomes of time.
Granted that time has changed, we will name various types of plays in general names. So, you can see the sub-titles below:
1 – Constructive Play
Babies start playing with exploring their physical limbs. They start to taste and feel physical things. When they start moving around, they are toddlers, they have an interest in building and feeling textures of objects.
They like to play with mass but light objects. Also, they like playing with water or sand because they experience different surfaces. There are thousands of toys for this era. I’d suggest some bath toys to enjoy the best of both worlds.
2 – Expressive
Expressive playtime gives children the chance to express their imaginary. Playdoughs, beanbags, musical toys, crayons, and other possible expressive toys can be good for this type of playtime. Although the expressions they expose don’t have to be logical, sometimes they come up with remarkable things to enjoy with the family. “Look, what she did!”
3 – Drama
They see their parents and mimic them. In addition, toddlers have a fantasy world. So, what can come up is unique.
Their brains mix the imagination with the real world around them. They try to put their feelings in the words and numbers. Sometimes they produce some unique words like a single word to explain a sentence’s worth. During drama playtime, they can use words unique to their playtime and no one will ever know them.
4- Virtual Playtime
Once they become interested in the electronic world, it’s really hard to keep them away from the video game concept. It requires no social interests and fairly easier to play. The virtual playtime has many pros. Like, it improves problem-solving and creativity skills. Although there are many cons like social skills and physical passiveness, the cons can be solved with some simple measurements.
Parents must be in charge of balancing these various types of playtimes. Focusing on one too much will harm in the long run. Because many parents can’t have enough time to play with their children, they must plan better.
When children are ill, they cannot have time to play. So, parents should use healthy times to play and develop as much as possible. When they are ill, depending on the illness, parents should keep alive as many games as possible.
Toy safety and quality are other responsibilities of parents.