There are many children who go through a stage in which they are afraid of the dark, there are even children in this stage is prolonged. The solution is not to sleep with the light on, but the child understands that there is no problem in being with the light off. 7 children's games to lose fear of
There are many children who go through a stage in which they are afraid of the dark, there are even children in this stage is prolonged. The solution is not to sleep with the light on, but the child understands that there is no problem in being with the light off.
7 children's games to lose fear of the dark
Some people continue to educate their children under the motto 'the letter with blood comes in', something that may be detrimental to the development of the child and in how he faces his fears. Therefore, never force your child to be in a dark place if you do not want to, the only thing that will be achieved is an opposite effect, making your fear of the dark even greater. Neither should you use pejorative expressions like 'you're a scary' or 'you're a fool, smart kids are not afraid of the dark'. Los The best solution as therapy to lose fear of the dark are games. We propose 7 games for children to overcome their fears to be in the dark.
The blind hen : The blind hen is the most popular game in the fight against fear of the dark. In the first instance it must be the parents who, always with the light on, but with their eyes covered, try to find their children by feeling around the room until they find them. This will amuse them and help the children not to be afraid of losing their vision when the papers are exchanged and it is they who should look for their parents with their eyes blindfolded.2.
Gift in the dark : This game tries to help children with fear of the dark. The rules of the game are very simple, light off and wrapping paper with something fluorescent. The child must search in the dark for the whole room with the incentive of finding a new gift and forgetting his fear of being in the dark. We can repeat the game as many times as we want, that if increasing the level of difficulty so that the time in the dark is increasing.3.
The sounds : In a relaxed atmosphere and with the light off, we will take advantage of the child's attention with sounds of animals or other things that he or she must guess and vice versa.4.
The Sleeping Beauty : The child should act in the role of sleeping beauty and the parents in the role of Prince Charming. For this the child will lie in bed with the light off and pretend to be asleep, then the father or mother will enter the room to kiss him and wake him up. A routine should be created in which the time between switching off the light and waking up is increasing.5.
The piñata : Who has not ever played the piñata? A fun game that is usually played at birthday parties, but that perfectly serves to help children overcome their fear of the dark. It involves hanging a ceramic container full of treats and surprises so that the child, blindfolded and bat, blows until hit to break the container and can collect surprises.6.
Put the tail on the donkey : The first thing to do is draw a donkey (without a tail) on a piece of paper and place it on a wall with adhesive tape or a thumbtack. Then you have to draw the tail of the donkey on another paper, cut it out and put a thumbtack on the top. Then we will bandage the eyes of the child and we will spin it. Through clues and instructions the child should place the donkey tail in the right place.7.
Chinese shadows : The game must be performed with the light off using a candle or dim light, which will help us project the silhouette of people, animals, etc. on the wall, which the child must guess.Diego Fernández