Why is playing important for a child?



Activities such as running, jumping, skipping, crawling and climbing should be allowed to toddlers as much as possible as play has been shown to be important for children’s development.

How to prepare children for tomorrow's life, challenges? How to teach them useful things without having less developed centers in the brain? How to reconcile a child's need for movement and the challenge of new technologies that can literally capture him?

So here are the answers. We have to find the interaction of school, learning through play, learning with new technologies and also something that parents completely forget - simple children's games, as was common until 10 to 20 years ago: running, jumping, skipping, dragging, climbing… Playing is important for children's development because the basic characteristic of people is upright gait, which has evolved us, especially our brain, which is actually a survival organ. In that way, all parts of the brain are harmonized, connected, and work in synchrony. If a child spends a lot of time in a lying or sitting position, it certainly opens the door for the later appearance of cognitive outbursts. Some rules should be introduced for children - one hour of sitting must be compensated with two hours of playing (outside the house, somewhere in the park or playground).

At the current point of evolution, we have stopped moving, we sit for most of the day and the brain receives less stimulation in important regions, which also has consequences for physical development. For example, today 60%, and in some cities more than 70%, of children have flat feet. Until two decades ago, that percentage ranged between 10 and 14% and did not grow. So much is genetically predestined, and everyone else has developmental disabilities. It is the same with speech, reading and concentration disorders. Some children have simply become incapable of learning. The child does not move, the brain receives less impulses and that is how the problem arises. Here, parents should force motor games, in which children jump, catch the ball, skip the rope - in fact, children's play defines our later abilities.

Games for child development at home

1.Classifications - the child classifies objects by some feature, e.g. red balls separate from white,or child classifies objects by size (eg large ball, medium and small)

2.Analogies - e.g. we ask the child what the flags of Ireland and Italy have in common, and not the flags of Russia and France. The child analyzes in his head these four flags and answers: "Green color".

Over 30 percent of neurons are associative neurons, and the entire network of synapses was developed because of this extremely important biological part a system for memory, recognition, connection and analysis. Unfortunately, this superior brain ability system is not used by our children during school, and that is why it happens that they quickly forget what they have learned or, even, do not know how to connect what they have learned.This system can be consciously used and practiced (through a series of games) from the third year of life

3.Associations - help in everyday life. Over 30 percent of neurons are associative neurons, and the entire network of synapses was developed because of this extremely important biological part a system for memory, recognition, connection and analysis. Unfortunately, this superior brain ability system is not used by our children during school, and that is why it happens that they quickly forget what they have learned or, even, do not know how to connect what they have learned.

4.Abstraction - recognizing the symbols of abstract concepts.