Technology gives way to a different level of stimulating children's awareness to new and exciting electronic games. Certainly, Internet provides them with useful tools to learn valuable educational skills in just one click of a mouse. But then, such quick access on collective knowledge made available in the Internet, somehow creates anxiety amongst children who always want something different ... something new. They expect more.
Children spent hours in front of the computer. Just sitting, typing and eating while playing. It becomes so unhealthy for them. Keeping them busy with the latest game online is such a waste of time. They are not motivated to exert energy... to move and use their motor skills. And if they stop by turning off and switching off their gadgets, they feel bored to death.
Overcoming their boredom may be hard for us for we adults have the same tendencies but we can do something. We can encourage our children to divert their attention into more entertaining and interesting activities like bringing them to parks or educational sites once in a while... or may be simply biking outside... inviting them for outdoor games like badminton or basketball... We may also introduce the games we used to play.
Playing is in every child's life.
It is an essential stage of growing up.
It's the basic skill any child should know for the development of ones well-being.
Having fun seems endless to young children because they don't think about time.
They are curious about anything and practically everything.
Kids learn to play and play to learn.
They learn simple things during the early years because it's the time when they first interact with others... make friends... discover their abilities and defend themselves when they get hurt.
It's the best time to express their feelings and emotions.
Too much of everything is bad. We have to guide our children in their quest for life. We have to know their strengths and weaknesses and learn how to provide them their needs without sacrificing the true essence of giving them "playing time".