A priori, you may think of a role play not a positive thing, and certainly unthinkable for children. However, far from what may seem, role-playing games are interesting and beneficial for the little ones in the house, as they help them to run and get into the skin of other characters. In addition, t
A priori, you may think of a role play not a positive thing, and certainly unthinkable for children. However, far from what may seem, role-playing games are interesting and beneficial for the little ones in the house, as they help them to run and get into the skin of other characters.
In addition, they also contribute to empathy and to generate that ability to imagine the situations that another feels from their perspective. Therefore, it is necessary to know what role-playing games are and what "benefits" they keep. What are role-playing games for children and their benefits The
are those in which a specific theme is exposed and the characters or attitudes that each participant must adopt. In an activity of this type, each of the people who are part will have to play a certain role o or pose as a person to play their role. In general, all the people who are part of the story must follow a specific script that gives them who adopts the figure of the narrator or guide, although it is also called an arbitrator. This will be the one that sends others what they should do. The
benefits of role playing games for children are very varied. empathy
is the first of them, since they manage to put themselves in the place of another person interpreting their sensations and movements. Also of course we have to highlight the imagination when developing each character, and also the group interaction , which will help them to integrate, be sociable and learn to share . Types of role-playing games for childrenAlthough many role-playing gamesfor adults are established from a board, those that are for children can do without it and simply shape the story through different themes.
Historical Recreation : With a type of role-playing game in which each child embodies a historical character
, if they can also disguise themselves in the purest theatrical style, it will serve them not only to dress and interpret characters, but also to understand parts of the plot for educational purposes. -Detective role play : In the purest styleSherlock Holmes
, the role play can be focused on solving a mishap guided by the narrator of the plot, where through clues the children discover the wrongdoer. In this way the children will find stimulation in the story. -Conquest of animals : The characters of a role-playing game do not have to be human. As soon as the imagination is in power, the possibilities are endless: elephants, giraffes, lions, or why not dragons? The story must have a meaning, and that each character is clear why carry it out.