Parenting articles, news and tips on raising happy, healthy, successful kids and teens. Play types of child rearing are essential to healthy development for children and adolescents.
The most important role that play can have is to help children to be active, make choices and practice actions to mastery. Play that links sensori-motor, cognitive, and social-emotional experiences provides an ideal setting from brain development. If play is the work of the child, toys are the tools. Through toys, children learn about their world, themselves, and others.
Play content should come from the child’s own imagination and experiences. Unfortunately, the play experience for today’s child is often quite different from that of their parents. With the ever expanding influence of electronic media including TV, videos, video games and the internet, child are spending much of their time being passively entertained by or minimally interacting by way of a keyboard or control pad with an electronic device. Even today’s toys are more often structured by onboard computers that dictate the play experience. This robs children of unstructured play with other kids as well as individual playtime spent in creative play. Parents need to understand the play needs of their child and provide an environment to meet those needs. What is Preventing Your Baby from Sleeping Through the Night?
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Myers nor any of the editors, columnists or authors take responsibility for any possible consequences from any action taken which results from reading or following the information contained in this information. Child care, child minding, or daycare is the caring for and supervision of a child or children, usually ranging from age six weeks to age thirteen. Child care is the action or skill of looking after children by a day-care center, nannies, babysitter, teachers or other providers. Usually children are taken care of by their parents, legal guardians or siblings. Cross-culturally, children caring for children is very common. This informal care includes verbal direction and other explicit training regarding the child’s behavior, and is often as simple as “keeping an eye out” for younger siblings. At home, care is typically provided by nannies, au pairs, or friends and family.