How kids Can learn and have fun with Flash games

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Play is a basic form of children's activity, as well as a common and natural way for them to spend time. Often we do not reflect upon the meaning of play, yet it has an enormous role in the social, cognitive as well as physical development of a small child.

Activities connected with play appear in a small child long before its third birthday because good play is just as essential for a child as food, clothing, or sleep. Good play means play which brings joy and at the same time teaches and develops, thus supporting a natural development of a child.

"Proper play, under the care of a wise and cognisant parent, supports various aspects of the child's development: social - through the teaching of certain forms of behaviour, cooperation, or ability to share; cognitive - it teaches recognition of shapes, colours, sizes and structure of things; psychophysical - through the support of movement coordination and manual skills development," emphasises Jacek Legierski, a psychologist and co-author of

A young child's play appears spontaneously and through the cooperation with a parent it becomes even more valuable. A child observes carefully everyday behaviour of adults, the activities they perform, and then copy exactly the observed actions, demanding objects it had seen previously. This is why it is so important for a parent to introduce a toddler into this world, an unknown world for the child. The language of play is a basic language in children's development, getting to know one's own emotions and states.

It is very important to match toys and activities to the age and interest of a child. It is not advisable to push a child too hard with tasks that exceed its cognitive abilities, but it is equally unfavourable not to provide new stimuli. But how can we find a golden measure then?

A website that is at the forefront for games for young children is choochoogames they have fun games kids can play while being educational

According to J. Huizinga, it is important that play permeates social life. Every kind of play needs to be, in the pedagogical aspect, appropriately steered at the beginning by parents, and then by teachers - both in nursery schools and at primary school level. The most important kinds of play include those of didactic character and those concerning social roles. Role play develops the ability to imitate, imagination, ability to associate and combine information and facts, logical thinking. Games with didactic aspects, on the other hand, have learning as their aim. They are vital to the intellectual development, shape the ability to notice, remember, draw conclusions, introduce certain notions - e.g. sizes or numbers. In such games and plays, a child is supported by a variety of toys, puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. Domino - type games teach thinking, association and being observant, whereas rebuses develop memory.

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