Let’s play a Game

Let’s play a game. Close your eyes and think about the first thing that crosses your mind as you think about your future. Be honest and read the next paragraph after you have done that. Open your eyes. Congratulations, you have learned honesty, and something new about yourself today! If this sounds childish, you’ re right – because it is. In a dynamic world, children are developing differently as well. They are often termed as a ‘smarter generation’ or a ‘digital generation’ because of the context they live in. The evolution of the pattern of learning needs to pace up to meet the pace of the current generation.
Going by the words of renowned psychologist Lev Vygotsky, ” In the play, a child is always above his average age, above his daily behavior, in play, it’s as though he were a head taller than himself.” It curates a path for children to discover and make sense of their environment, allowing them to develop cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. When adults look at the perks of play in a child’s life, their sight revolves around physical fitness only. However, indoor and outdoor games have been associated with different teachings of life and curriculum. Research has shown that outdoor play encourages children to mature at a considerably faster rate, than those children who play indoors. This results in better language development and happier and more sociable children. Learning through play can be challenging and can be viewed sceptically due to the predominance of an unconventional learning system. Apart from the curriculum, adding games and activities gives autonomy to the children and also gives the teachers an exclusive
medium to channelize their teachings through simpler ways. In this way, children can develop greater self-learning and problem-solving skills. The play also allows learners to discover new interactive methods of working towards achieving goals in today’s developing the world. Get a head-start on life and play now!