What's the best thing about playing

Play - the best encouragement for your child

Your child doesn't need educational games

The realization that playing and learning are two sides of the same coin in young children has led to a flood of educational and support games over the past few decades. They should train very specific skills in children, for example, classifying, assigning, comparing colors and shapes, finding generic and sub-terms. Characteristics such as motivation and the ability to deal with conflict should also be promoted. Ultimately, all of this serves the purpose of preparing the children as well as possible for the demands of school, so that they can survive the competition as well as possible.

But such efforts often do not take into account the needs of the individual child, their individual characteristics, spontaneity and creativity enough. Educational games can certainly be fun for children - they are definitely not necessary for your child! Because in free play, in which the child can decide what, how, with what and for how long to play, your child will find the stimuli it needs for its development all by itself, discover the world and develop its creativity.

While learning games often only focus on a specific competence, child-like learning in free play works holistically: body and mind are trained, social behavior is practiced and the soul receives "nourishment".