The child's way of being according to the way they play
Like the children's drawing, the game is vía a way of accessing the unconscious fantasies of children. Through games children express fears, conflicts, learnings and difficulties. In the game the child shows his intelligence, his will, his dominating character and his personality. The expressive ric
Like the children's drawing, the game is vía a way of accessing the unconscious fantasies of children. Through games children express fears, conflicts, learnings and difficulties. In the game the child shows his intelligence, his will, his dominating character and his personality.
The expressive richness that he demonstrates, the amount of materials he uses, the rigidity or flexibility in his games are indicators of the child's way of being and functioning. A) Yes. A child who always plays the same with the same materials is a child lacking in creativity, not very expressive and even obsessive. What we can know about our children according to their games
The temperament, personality and conflicts of each child are expressed in the type of game they choose and in the way they play. Observe what and how the child plays, allows a reading of their emotional state, analyze their defenses,
their level of tolerance to frustration, their strengths and difficulties, anxiety, aggression, dependence or independence and even their intellectual development . But as in the children's drawing
we should always take into account the child's age and what is to be expected for their evolutionary level and how is their socio-cultural and family context. However, the choice of games is often very significant. How is the child according to his way of playing
The creative, imaginative and imaginative child. Choose games in which you can paint, model, draw or build. He will prefer imitation or role playing games, in which he can use costumes, dolls or puppets. Through symbolic play children train different personal roles in which they can put different emotions and behaviors into practice, as well as externalize concerns, conflicts or concerns. This type of game appears after two years in all children, but some feel more need than others to participate and enrich themselves from this game. 2. The shy, withdrawn, cautious or fearful child.
We will see him frequently playing alone, especially in the park and in the school playground. At home he likes to play with mom or dad who he frequently asks to be integrated into his game. He is a child who finds it difficult to establish relationships with other children of his age and plays little in a group. Lacking self-confidence, look for quiet games that do not stand out much among others. 3. The impulsive, restless, energetic or explorer child.
He prefers bodily games, that is, all those games in which the child needs to move, jump, run, explore, go up and down, fight and fight ... This type of games are usually preferred and most used by young children since their body is your main source of learning. Children run and jump to put into practice their psychomotor skills and to release accumulated tensions, but they also fight and struggle to know how far they can go. They are children who also play games that we call
of outburst or disorder , where screaming as loud as possible, running until you lose your breath, turning on yourself quickly, etc., is fundamental. These games are frequent when children play in groups, in the playground or parks and it is very rare that they occur when the child plays alone.Throughout its development, the child changes his way of playing, changing his preferences for the type and form of play. Younger children prefer moving games, those that pose a challenge to practice their newly acquired psychomotor skills, they want to run, climb, jump ... While the older ones are increasingly choosing rules, participatory, social or competitive games .
When our son's game indicates a problem
We will be alert when the child:
- Has difficulty playing.
- The characters he chooses are cruel or perverse.
- The language he uses is inadequate.
- Repeats the same game over and over again and becomes obsessed with the materials he chooses o, or has very low tolerance for frustration in relation to his chronological age.