The Importance of Fantasy and Make – Believe in Childhood

Play House, doll, stroller, Playhouse, puppet. All this was part of our childhood and part of childhood for our kids. The make-believe is a time of imagination and fun. Brings the child maturing social, emotional, physical and intellectual. From the two years she enters this world to represent the environment into which it is inserted and starts to put through play.
When you play make-believe, the child assumes roles, plays out a plot and builds interactions.Through this representation she demonstrates emotions, anxieties, joys, annoyances and his impressions of the day they can express their difficulties, contradictions and feel motivated to deal with the accident, since the story is constructed in the course of the joke .
The make-believe causes the child to develop a series of psychological and motor skills, in addition to working the values present in your family. In this game, each character and object are essential to delimit situations, rules and attitudes.
The more the child plays, the more she becomes able to dominate and express themselves through the imagined stories. By building scenarios, manipulate sock puppets, dedoches or puppets, she begins to have notions of time and space rules. Provide favorable environments to play and give toys and objects that help develop their stories is essential so that your imagination go beyond.
Another key issue to discuss when it comes to pretend it’s the socialization through the expression of ideas. When you are in this game of real life, children create expressions and rules that are shared with all who are involved, is the moment that she can learn to explain what you think and understand other people’s opinions.
Using costumes, toys and recyclables, children are able to create stories and hours and hours of fun and games. With that, develop intellectual aspects, physical, emotional and social.
Intellectually, she develops skills such as negotiation, creativity, organization and planning, problem solving, family customs and specific knowledge as mathematics.
Physically, the child receives a stimulus to improve your hand-eye coordination and spatial.
Socially, she begins to understand the roles of each in the company, the vision of your place in the family. In addition to learning to share, have empathy, cooperate, control their impulsividades, recognize each other and dealing with frustrations.
Emotionally, the adult can work with your child’s self-esteem, pride, safety and security, independence and the recognition of feelings and purposes.
Do It Yourself
When you encourage the child to create your own joke, she can travel on objects until then used for other purposes. So, how about putting your hands and imagination to work and create, together with the small, sets and toys using recyclable materials?
Assigning new meanings to objects will help the child think about again by building the game.Cardboard boxes, blankets, old magazines, bottles, newspapers, objects that are no longer used at home and that no risk offer. All this can get in the game!
Help your child to create, imagine and have fun. Set aside a time to be with him and provide nice memories. These games help to strengthen family ties and to know what the child thinks, feels and how it expresses itself on the world.