The effect of a play
- Emotional development
About 2 years later after giving birth, you can find emotions from your child as much as adults’, but your child does not have enough expressions. So you might have a trouble to understand what they need and want. He usually expresses his emotions with body languages, voice and etc. A play is a valuable method to make a child express his emotions. They get to know what they like and don’t upon a play. Their expressions are simple, so if they once find their appetite, they insist it. Plus, if you spent a play time with your child, your child emotionally satisfy more than the opposite case. In result, they can develop their emotions and expressions more than other kids who could not enjoy a play much when they are younger.
- Social development
A relationship is built upon a play. A lot of plays need friend who can play with. If the child likes a friend, he tries to be nice to him. They unconsciously learn how to understand other’s feelings and effective and polite way to express his emotions as well. In the progress, he makes a rule by himself, such as waiting and control emotions, to play with friend. Your child takes a first step towards a social life.
- Cognitive development
Child could become everything on a play. She can be a mother and cook for her husband and child, and be a salary man and drive a car in a play. Your child tries to reproduce whatever he watch, listen and feels. This is a cognitive development.
The well-known psychologist Jean Piage said, “A child learns consideration through a play. He gets to know the environment he face with, other’s feeling and take it in his way. They get to know non-egocentric behavior through equate him with a role in the play.”
- Self-esteem increase
A child goes through the problem solving process through a play. They try to reach the goal in a play repeatedly. He experiences his first failure in his life. It is easy to think, a child might be overwhelmed by defeat, but it is not. He just does it over again when he does not meet a goal. For example, a child plays with blocks. He tries to pile it up, but a block fell down. Even he does not meet a goal-pile all blocks up-, he just piles it again, not gives up. A play trains a child not to be afraid of failure. He thinks he will succeed.
- Improve creativity
A child meets a fantasy world through a play. He imagines a world which he did not experiences before. Through this step, he makes a new role, world and so on. There is no limit on it. He makes something new, and this leads to increase creativity.