Since the first months of life, play is the main way in which the child learns the first notions about the surrounding world and the relationships with other people.
For example, a one-year-old child who repeatedly throws a wooden cube on the floor is also a small amateur researcher. What noise does the cube make when impacting the floor? Is the sound the same when the cube falls on the carpet? Will mommy pick up the item? Will he be upset or smile? All these are experiments of the little one ...
It is recommended that parents be actively involved in the play of the children, because they will enjoy seeing that what they do is appreciated and thus develop their self-respect.
The game must be adapted to the age
As the child develops physically and intellectually, it will broaden its horizons as far as play is concerned. An American psychologist identified and classified the evolution stages of the game according to the age of the child.
Children love to play in the water. Put in the tub a sponge or plastic bottles that can be tightened, plus other cups and cups.
The children are delighted with the soap bubbles. Let the child try to make soap bubbles. It's also fun to try and catch the balloons.
Imaginary play is becoming more and more fun. Encourage the child to make a plush animal or a doll to walk, go to bed, dance, eat and jump. Include the doll in daily activities or games.
Prepare the pudding together from instant pudding powder. Allow the child to pour the dust, pour the milk and mix. What you get is good to eat or can be used for finger painting.
Use boxes or pails where the child can throw balls. Practice throwing the ball upwards.
Play hide and seek. The child can hide with another person or alone, and you must find it. Then it is your turn to hide and let the child find you.
Kids love movement. Take him to the park where he can swing or swing. At first, you may need to hold the baby on your knees and swing them together.
Sing together as you wash your hands. Perform the respective action together. Move in the rhythm of the music. Wait for the child to "anticipate" the action.
Put your favorite toys in the laundry basket which they do not reach immediately or place them in a transparent plastic box that has a well screwed lid. Wait for him to ask for your items, giving him a reason to communicate. Answer his request.
The child may become interested in "artistic activities". Use special pencils or markers for children and a large sheet of paper. Children are attracted to bright colors. Let the child mock his own drawing while you draw another.
A small train or an old bag is a favorite toy for children, who like to pull after them. They can also be used by the child to practice putting and removing objects from the box. Or it can also be used to store your favorite objects.
Make an album using cut pictures from magazines representing various common objects. Children like to look at the pictures they represent or those with family members. They also like pictures of pets.
Children like to play ball. Use a beach ball or a soft ball to roll, throw and hit. You can also use balloons. Play a game where the balloon stays in the air as much as possible. If the balloon breaks, squeeze all the pieces to prevent drowning the child with a piece of balloon.
Play the game "what's this?" - a game to show to the toys, clothing, body parts, objects or photos asking the child how the respective objects are called. In case the child does not answer you, tell yourself what the object is called or encourage him to repeat the word.
Fill a plastic jug with pork flakes or oatmeal. Put in the basin: polonic, sliding, measuring cups or plastic boxes. Children can thus fill, pour and pour by learning the textures, and what different objects are used for. They can taste without problems.
Kids start to mix lego pieces. Simple puzzle games (with detachable parts) with buttons, can be used successfully during this period. It's also fun to put the key in the lock or put letters in the mailbox.
Take two similar boxes (or two identical bowls you use for breakfast) and a toy. Hide the toy under one of the bowls while the child looks at you. Ask him "where is the toy?" Finally, play the "hidden object" game.
Help the child sort things out in grams. It can help when sorting laundry (eg, putting stockings in one pile, and blouses in another pile). Play the game "cleaning". Have the child pick up the toys and put them in place.
Keep the glasses of yogurt or glasses of pudding or sweets. The child can put them in each other, thus building towers. You can also fill a paper bag with newspapers and then glue the ends so you get a large cube.
Before dressing the child, place his / her clothes on the bed. Ask her to give you her blouse, pants, shoes and socks. This is the easiest way to learn how common things are called.
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