Gone are the days when we see children play hop scotch, tag, or any fun filled games on the streets. Due to technology, most kids are at home with their computers playing video games. Even 2 year olds can play games with their gadgets. When you think about it, sure, it’s cool. However, it has negative effects such as poor eyesight, headaches, etc.
Playing online games can make your child feel cool, but, hey, let’s not forget the classic games that entertain and at the same time prevent children from wearing eye glasses!
Here are the top 2 games for children 3-5 years old:
Puzzles help children sharpen their memories: where a piece fits or what part of the picture they should place it in. It also improves problem solving and strategic skills in finishing the puzzle such as grouping pieces of the same color.
2. Pretend Play Toys
Unleash your child’s imagination by giving him or her toy props for playing doctor, dentist, carpenter or geologist. Let your tot experience what it feels like to be a “professional”. Give him or her a stethoscope and let them play as a doctor or maybe even a patient. You can even ask them things like which medicine to take and for some medical “advice.” Have them set up a pretend store… a great way for them to start learning basic math.
Let them get excited! You can join them by going to the garden and plant some stuff like fake bones, jewellery toys or coins under the soil. Allow them to dig until they find it! Through this, they can have a sense of fulfillment in uncovering something on their own.
Spending quality time with your children is important. It can affect all aspects in their life, especially their emotional and psychological growth. Playing with them is an assurance that you are there for them and you support them every step of the way.