How to teach a child to play alone – the mistakes of parents

I guess now readers who have children Rhas angelillis into two camps. Some wondered: how to teach a child to play independently? Are there children who need to learn to play something of his, on the contrary, for the ears of the toy will not drag? But other moms understand what it’s about – there are children who absolutely can not think of playing with toys or role, if an adult does not tell the story! And it starts whining: “aw mom, let’s play, huh?”. Why is this happening and what to do if a child has not learned to play independently?

Is this a problem?!

Very often the mother when the child once again begins to pull the skirt and whining: “what are we going to play? Well…pribumi.”, say: “I have no time to think, don’t want to play – get out read a book or sit porous!”. Well, or the classic – “I’ll Let the cartoons?”.

Parents can understand – not always have the time and mental strength to come up with your child the story of the game with entangled scenarios and implement them with maximum acting skills!

There are also other activities that can distract the baby, and some of them are even more useful – for example, reading books. Some “non-playing” children, even gaining the respect of adults “early maturing”, “Oh, what a serious, intelligent boy – other with cars are busy, and you read!”.

And what happens next?

Suppose the child really can “step over” the stage of active role-playing games. In principle, peers in that it will be equal very soon – the children cease to play casual game with toys about 8-10 years.

It would seem what the problem is – well, not learned, the child to play alone, but the more time you can take lessons or preparing for school!

But child psychologists say the problem is!

The game develops in a child the abilities that will serve him later in life, including in education: imagination, logic, memory, intelligence, wit, etc. As a rule, such “nadogradi” children are less able to cope with training loads, even if at first it seemed that the baby is bigger and more well-read than peers-classmates.

Is it possible to teach a child to play independently?

Realizing the problem, most parents start to solve it with fanaticism!

As soon as the kid once again asks to play with him, mom throws everything goes to nursery and then start to turn those scripts that Spielberg nervously smokes in the window!

The baby is fascinated watching “theater of one actor”: and, of course, every time he wants to play, he would call my mother – she says voices ten characters without getting lost in them, she still jumps, runs and flies, and fairy tales are born literally out of the blue, with no repeats…

But there is one “but”: to teach a child to play alone, playing in front of them, these mini-performances, almost impossible.

Max – he will remember a couple of the most brilliant scenes or will they somehow be repeated. It is clear that an adult will play brighter and more interesting – but the incentive to learn to play to the child it does not!

It would be correct to do so: the father or mother can come up with the main characters, the plot and the plot of the story, and then leave the child to play the game: say, for example, off for 10 minutes so that the kid then told everything that happened in the absence of the parent.

Well, for example: “Once a doll Tanya woke up very cheerful. Tannoy next to the crib was a box with a big bow, and on the table stood a cake.” Start with simple, obvious stories – the child has to guess the doll’s birthday, and then ask him to figure out who came to visit her, what gift was in a box, etc.

If you understand that such tasks a child is easy and the plot begins to exhaust yourself too quickly – enter additional terms.

For example: “But one guest came to the doll very angry and without a gift. Who was it? Why was he angry? Where is the gift?”, etc. Further, if the child develops this “level” of games can generally come up with the perfect fantasy – “This is an alien Leonard Petrovich. He loves carrots, so came to Earth. What happened to him on Earth?” etc.

Children usually love such stupid but funny stories!

But not always this method to teach a child to play by yourself works: your child listens to the preamble and… can’t think of anything more, the game stops! Then better play, “step”: to develop a story together by clarifying questions – “Why is the doll Tanya happy? Because he saw the gift and cake. In which the feast usually give gifts and bake a cake? Birthday. How to celebrate Birthday? Guests come” — and more on the story.

You can use alternative questions: for example – “Cake and gifts are for Birthday and New year that was celebrated with the doll?”.

And yet, no matter how trivial, if you want your child to learn to play independently – limit them to watching TV and computer games!

The child’s own imagination entangled TV spots ready to kill in the Bud!

Author – Dasha Blinova, site

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