Ditch the complex toys. Your child needs more unstructured play!
Why is digital detox important for kids
Internet Addiction Syndrome is a well-recognized and documented issue that plagues everyone and the younger you are, the easier it is to be mesmerized by digital screens. Late night screen usage can affect sleep hormones, and lack of sleep, in turn, can affect the day after at school, at play and studies. There is also the issue of low self-esteem that social media has been linked to in older children and even adults.
Embrace and accept your child – Each child is different. They grow at a different pace. They like and love different things. They have personalities of their own. Some bloom in the limelight and can perform nursery rhymes at the drop of a hat to an attentive audience, while others wilt under public glare and find it hard to get a word out. It does not make one smarter than the other. Accept your child for who they are in totality. Let them discover themselves.
What is fantasy play?
Also known as pretend play, fantasy play ranges from talking to dolls, pretending to cook, playing teacher, and having imaginary friends. Children may offer to serve you a favorite food; they may invite you to a tea party. They may tell you that their bear is hurt or that they saved their doll from a dragon. Fantasy play is a highly rewarding activity that enriches children and enables various skills.
Why do children indulge in fantasy play?
Children can indulge in pretend play to alleviate boredom, to sample the adult world (This injection might hurt you a little dolly, but it is for your good), or even to voice their fears. They are not very conversant with adult methods of communication and may express themselves through fantasy play. This dragon is breathing fire and trying to destroy the castle may mean they are dealing with some troubling situation. The reassurance for the injection that will hurt is likely their way of dealing with unpleasant experiences like a visit to the doctor.
Family fun is always in season, and monsoons are a perfect time like every other time. Here are some rainy day activities for you and the kids. Your little ones can play in a tent you pitch and pretend it’s the outside. Get out their blocks and construction sets and let them get creative. Take out those beloved books and let imagination cloud reality.