Child play is important to healthy development of the brain and for peer interactions since it is an important component for your child’s social-emotional learning; Child-driven, creative play protects your child against the effects of pressure and stress.
Connect with nature
Allowing your children to connect with the natural world is about more than fresh air and exercise. Proven benefits of outdoor games range from a greater sense of wellbeing, better self-discipline to improved concentration, imagination and social skills.
Just think for a minute how all the body’s senses are engaged outside in an ever-changing environment, compared with being in a sterile room.
Indulge in free play
The overriding premise of the report is that free play (or some available free time in the case of older children is essential to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of children and youth.”
Child play benefits!
Understand that, while kids play for safety (what I call being the “guardian of a child at play”), a large amount of play should be child-driven ;
When we talk of significance of free child play both the outdoors as well as indoors, games are just not restricted to better marks but the kids gain as they are:
• informally more skilled,
• adjust fast to moving circumstances,
• they are more sensitive and active
• have best attention-span
• they can easily solve difficult problems
• they can quickly learn to know and control feelings.
Free time for kids a must!
My advice as a parent to every mother is as our culture seems to increasingly Kids need to grow up comfortable with silence. Your intuition tells you how important free time is. It is an indication not to interfere with a child’s fun activities unless if necessary.
Be honest with yourself and your children. Instead of feeling guilty and worrying that if you don’t do everything possible, don’t go the extra mile, your kids will suffer, will be deprived, or will fall behind their peers, understand that sometimes the best thing a parent can do for a child is nothing. Children are not miniature adults.
Allow children to explore a variety of interests in a balanced way, without feeling pressured to excel in each area; and In short, don’t forget to let your child be a child. So, active child-centered play is a time-tested way of producing healthy, fit young bodies