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A game is not just an activity to a child; it has a goal and is active and productive. Behavioural processes are tested each time a child plays a game. Thus, assembling a puzzle develops a taste for perseverance and success that is a reward in itself.
Some games help children develop concepts of logic, quantity, equality and measurement, even before they face mathematical formulas. If numbers are assimilated at an early age, this will encourage the child to turn to mathematics to solve some of life’s daily problems.
Look to variety: fill toy boxes with games of different kinds and organize rotations. Each might contain a board game, puzzle, doll, toy cars, musical toy, etc. Every 15 days or so, have your child choose a new box of toys to replace the old ones.
Studies in child psychology have shown the importance of play in the positive and structured development of children. The search for pleasure leads children to explore new experiences and without the leisure aspect, some of the developmental stages inherent in childhood might be assimilated with greater difficulty.
Easier said than done, especially when you are three, six, ten or even older! Through games of skill, children learn bodily awareness and develop coordination, strength and concentration. Encourage them to practice and improve their performance.