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With my sleeves ...

With my sleeves ...


You wonder what games to buy for your child, what activities would entertain and at the same time be useful, think about how long is a cold winter day when you can not go to the park or what to do in the park the time of a longer trip so that the little one does not get bored? We try to suggest some activities that combine creativity, pleasure and usefulness.
It is about those little things but so beautiful that we make ourselves with our children.
If reading these lines, the scissors, glue, gum, shells, scraps of materials you have in the house will appear in front of your eyes ... we are on the right track! Because today we are talking about developing manual skills in children.
Children are very excited to do something with their own sleeves. I often say, "I want to do it too!" when I see the neighbors making hornets, cleaning vegetables, braiding, working in the garden or doing various repairs.
The child's curiosity always pushes him "to poke his nose everywhere", to look, to put a hand, to try. Around him, however, he often gets hit by the not-so-polite refusal of adults: "Get out of here, you don't see that I have a job!" "Leave me alone, go and play!", "I'm afraid you won't cut yourself!", "We hurry!"
Handing is the main temptation for the child. It begins to manifest very early and tactile sense is important at this time of life. That is why manual skills and skills can be easily developed when the child is small, ie preschool is the most appropriate stage.
All the more so because it overlaps over the period of manifestation of curiosity and interest for everything new. In young children, intelligence is largely motor. The intelligent child takes up early, actively manipulates the toys, moves them from one hand to another, turns them on all sides, makes more diverse movements.
These activities are often used in psychotherapy to solve problems such as shyness, mistrust, attention deficit, failure or dropping out.
For example, a restless child, who does not stay for a moment, will be attracted by the diversity of materials and will readily accept such an activity while others will reject them from the beginning, succeeding little by little to improve their attention, concentration and patience. A shy child will gain confidence in himself, seeing the results of his work, he will be able to communicate better, ask for help and take initiative.
Anca Munteanu
Psychologist - Child psychology
C.P.A.P.