Fun at home

The most popular game among preschool children ,,at home” can be repeated in the same group for several days in a row. But although a child always recreates in it the patterns observed in his own or a friend's family, each time the action unfolds differently. Every day it is enriched with new elements.

Discreet observation of the child's thematic play, how they fulfill their role, relating to your partner, gives parents a lot of valuable information about him, lets you get to know them better. A preschool child is not yet able to talk about his experiences, sensations, feelings.

They reveal themselves spontaneously in games that are treated with all seriousness. The child becomes emotionally involved in his role, playing it shows, how rich is the range of observations they make, experience gained, what is his attitude to various life phenomena, what he wants, which worries him, what is its rating system.

Sometimes an important experience can decide about the choice of the topic of play, interesting news recently received, new toy, a fairy tale told, a booklet read or an idea adopted from colleagues.

Thematic fun, role play enriches a child's emotional life, allows him to perform in many situations, experience a variety of feelings, which would otherwise be unavailable to him. In addition, it encourages an ever more in-depth observation of life, teaches how to interact harmoniously with others, sense of responsibility, to guide their behavior, which the course of playing together requires, develops camaraderie and friendship, teaches concentration, attention, triggers ingenuity and develops the imagination.

Some children with a very developed fantasy, especially only children, not only can they play with imaginary companions, but sometimes they use imaginary toys. For example, they put a doll that exists only in their imagination on a pillow or an armchair and perform many activities around it: wrap, they rock, they say something to her. Parents are often disturbed by this overdeveloped fantasy of their child. Admittedly, only some preschoolers play this way. However, you should not look for anything disturbing or abnormal in such behavior. Many sensitive and imaginative children, fueled by stories and fairy tales, at some point in his life he likes to play with fictitious ones, non-existent toys, though he has plenty of real ones at his disposal.

During thematic play, the child performs various activities. He goes from place to place, carries his toys, manipulates them in many different ways. Therefore, thematic play is naturally connected with movement play. However, this is not enough "portion" of movement for the child. For the proper development of both physical, and mental, free movement in the air is necessary. Children brought up in small towns and villages have very favorable conditions for undertaking various types of physical activities. In large urban centers, the matter is more complicated. But parents who care about the comprehensive development of the child make efforts, to allow him to be outdoors every day in conditions that allow him to move freely.