What is the importance of gambling

Everyday family life in the corona crisis

In play, children deal actively and intensively with themselves and their environment. The game therefore offers ideal conditions for successful learning processes in all areas of child development:

  • The children develop their identity and personality through play. They acquire knowledge about their own strengths and abilities, but also about their limits. Social and linguistic skills such as consideration, working with others, listening and negotiating rules help the children to develop interpersonal relationships. If conflicts arise, different solution strategies can be tried out in the game.
  • Numerous skills and abilities that are important for shaping a successful life arise from intensive gaming experiences. By actively doing games, children get to know the world in which they live better and better and expand their personal world knowledge bit by bit. This includes, for example, knowledge of objects or materials and how they work, or learning new terms. Above all, everyday skills - i.e. the ability to understand and cope with everyday challenges - are strengthened in the game. Especially when it comes to role-play, children prefer to devote themselves to topics that have to do with their everyday experiences, be it shopping, family relationships or experiences relating to visits to the doctor.

In play, children acquire a wealth of elementary requirements for their entire educational career, such as the ability to concentrate, creativity and independence. When building or constructing, for example, abstraction skills and logical thinking are required, while games in shops require mathematical skills. Rules games require a high level of willingness to make exertion and tolerance of frustration, which are often only acquired in elementary school age.
How can parents create a high-quality play environment for their children in which diverse learning processes are stimulated?
It is particularly important that children have sufficient time in which they can choose their occupation free of external constraints or expectations. Of course, this also applies to school-age children, whose free time is often quite "planned"! Toys should be selected in such a way that they stimulate the imagination and creativity of children as much as possible and do not restrict them. Often children even prefer apparently “worthless” material for their games, which can, however, be used in a wide variety of ways. Everyday objects are also valuable toys. Above all, however, parents should show genuine interest in their children's play and thereby strengthen the children's self-confidence and creativity. Last but not least, playing together is always a source of joy and fun for parents and children of all ages!