As children learn and experiment, their brains make new connections along with these new skills. The world surrounding the child is the best teacher for the intellectual brain, and the child must have opportunities to explore different environments and interact with various people. In previous articles, we have seen the importance of play in the physical development of children; in this case, we will learn more about the influence that play has on their intellectual development.
The role of parents
Parents make a significant contribution to the intellectual development of the child since they are in charge of teaching the language, norms, customs, and everything related to coexistence in its initial stage, which will allow establishing the basis for functional humans capable of living in the community. They must also guarantee education and be able to adequately provide all the necessary means for developing physical and mental abilities since all parents and representatives must ensure the healthy growth of their children.
Although traditional education taught in schools is fundamental, it must also give non-traditional education its value, which comes from experimentation, research, and the instinct of children to discover things for themselves and know the origin and why of things. There are many educational games that, in a fun way, teach children from simple things, such as identifying shapes and colors, to more complex levels, such as scientific experiments. The game is an excellent means to satisfy the need of children to learn.
Importance of playgrounds
The playgrounds include a variety of elements that help children have fun and develop physical and intellectual skills. The playgrounds allow children to solve problems, think quickly for decision-making, have critical thinking, be attentive and alert, interact appropriately with other children and adults, improve their verbal communication and body language, control emotions, and respect others.
The playground and the integral development of the child
For the human brain, one of the most complex stimuli is provided by another human being through expressions, language, tonality, inflections of the voice, reactions, and more. That is why interaction with their peers is essential for the child’s integral development. Playgrounds are ideal since children meet in a safe and controlled environment, with the benefits of being outdoors, where children can get more stimuli and benefits from, for example, playing with consoles and computers.
In addition to the physical and intellectual benefits, the moments shared in the playground are an excellent opportunity to strengthen ties and bonds between parents and children, sharing moments of joy and fun. They also help create more united communities since their members can interact and get to know each other better.
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