Playing is a basic need and necessary for child development. Time to celebrate World Play Day.
To play is never out of style. But it wasn’t always taken for granted. Only in 1989 the representatives of the United Nations set out the children’s rights in writing. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child contains for example the Right of Play and Leisure, the Right of Education and the Right of Protection against Violence. It’s valid worldwide for every child. Every year on the 28th of May the Right of Play (Article 31) is celebrated specially. On this day it’s the World Play Day. Playing makes happy, smart and is always and everywhere possible, whether single or with friends, at home, on play streets or in the garden…
The wooden railway „Porsche Racing“ by Eichhorn brings thrilling motor races home. The Porsche wooden cars are racing across the children’s room with a track length of more than 6 meters.
To play is a basic need and necessary for a healthy child development. It strengthens the kids’s self-confidence. Experiencing anger, excitement and joy the kids will discover different emotions and learn how to handle them. The boardgame „Go Gecko Go“ by Zoch – nominated as child’s play of the year in 2019 – additionally conveys a sense for height difference. When the animals are bustling in the water flow, sitting on the flotsam the children have to be careful: „Duck your head in!“ in order to dodge the bridges. The animals have to be carried to a trunk as fast as possible and without getting wet. A glimpse on the website of Zoch is worth it because you’ll find an explanation on how to play the board game via video chat.
Evolving empathy by fantasy
Role-playing games are important for the development of social skills. They can be played indivdually just like with others. Playing with Simba Toys play sets and vehicles by Dickie Toys children aged 3 can emulate heroes of the fire service and playfully imitate rescue missions. Dressed up as a chef or a waiter while „cooking“ in the play kitchens by Smoby Toys, kids will spoil their parents with delicacies. Engaging in a role play, children stimulate their imagination and learn social skills.
Role plays of „Father-Mother-Child“ are already popular at the early childhood. If there’s no friend nearby the baby dolls of french manufacturer Corolle will help out. Feeding, swaddling or pushing the doll carriage teaches empathy and the kids will learn to assume responsbility.
Movement mustn’t be missing out since children want to let off steam while playing. Squap, a catching ball game by Simba Toys, invites little athletes to work off energy. The small ball is put inside the „mouth“ of the Squap, catapulted and has to be caught by the opponent player.
Technical and constructional toys aswell as reaction and strategy games are training children‘s brains. Magician boxes like the Imagic Box by Noris Games teaches little magicians aged 8 thrilling magic tricks – thanks to a free app it’s even possible to watch helpful video tutorials. The audience will be astonished about the skilled disappearance of things. Also, to feel, to fumble, to understand and to grab encourages fine motor skills.
Last but not least playing also means to spend time with your beloved ones. So get out to the garden and build the Family & Fun model railway „Construction Train“ at the scale 1:22,5 by LGB „Hoooot!“