Derick, two years old with great passion for electrical things.
While other kids are playing with toy trucks and action figures, he on the other hand likes to tinker with fans, extension wires, and other electrical devices. At the supermarket, he gets really fascinated with “electrical fans”, and would rather stay there than explore the toy section.
He has other “normal” toys, but his everyday favorites are broken electrical fan, extension wire, electronic mouse, and vacuum pipe. Among all of these his greatest favorite is the electrical fan. Who says toys are only those sold at toys stores. For Derick, this broken fan is a toy, it is in fact an educational toy.
quite eccentric huh ^_^….
Is this a foresight of his profession or career in the future? What do you think?
What I know is that his passion over these things is simply overwhelming.
Kids learn best through play. Play may seems trivial to uninformed individuals but it plays an extremely important factor in a child’s cognitive, affective, and psychomotor development. As a parent, I have observed these from my very own kids. Their personalities are developed, and they learn to interact with others through play. They learn to express themselves, rationalize and reason out. More, they acquire and develop a degree of linguistic understanding which together with other factors like media, parental interaction, and school, they are able to form a rather complex linguistic expressions. In fact they experiment on words. For example, in the midst of pretend play, my son was groping for words to use and having found none, he just simply explained “it is so hurty”. Aside from this, they learn how to solve and resolve situational problems during role-play and imaginative play which they would eventually used in real world circumstances.
Through play, children learn interpersonal skills like empathy and sympathy. In this modern era of gadgetry where gadgets are making people indifferent, interpersonal skills are undeveloped, rare and yet ironically very vital. We as parents must find the balance, while these technology have become an everyday household, playing with other kids is still incomparable.
Life skills are another set of significant developmental tasks children have to learn. These skills are associated with how well we live life in the future. These have been related to how well one manages oneself in studies, and workplace. For kids tying shoes, folding laundries, study habit, cleaning ones room and the likes are simple life skills that instills life long values which could later on translate to having organizing, management, relational, and personal skills.
Without a doubt play is an essential in growing up. If you take away play, then you don’t only deny children their childhood you are also taking away from them their future.
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