Children see the world and experience things in a completely different way than adults. Playing, as a tool for the development of children and learning the world, is important. Through the game, the simplest basic concepts about some concerns are built and become the basis for further analysis in adulthood. Moreover, while playing with children, one can even teach them some subjects, by doing it in the form of a competition or a game. Elimination of free-play time for preschool children would negatively influence their development.
Play is not only entertainment but also a way of forming the first basic notions about life. While playing, one acquires the first simple conceptions about the social environment, the first information about what is right and wrong. Taking away the opportunity to play and leaving only studying seems to affect the child’s development negatively, and this also applies to me as a parent in the future. Of course, every parent wants their child to develop harmoniously and comprehensively, and my case is not an exception. Thus, minimizing the importance of play in today’s culture is negatively perceived by me, as it can lead to the incomplete growth of children.
Play for children is also important in the context of relationships with adults. Through play, the child adopts some views on life and things from adults (Charles & Bellinson, 2019). Thus, as a parent, one can practice a child such views that seem to be correct. This formulates the importance of such a concept as play for a child as it is not only an entertainment process. The game is a means of understanding the world, in a somewhat frivolous form, sometimes in the form of competition and a tool for education and training.
Charles, M., & Bellinson, J. (2019). The importance of play in early childhood education: Psychoanalytic, attachment, and developmental perspectives. Routledge.