The importance of children’s gender role games is probably difficult to overestimate. It is in these games that children train in their future guises – a parent, a spouse, a member of society.
But, as you know, these games are mostly an imitation of what they see around them. And they see far from always good things – the rudeness of sellers, the lack of culture of those around them. Is it possible to fix something?
You can, playing with them and forming the right behavior. Of course, it must be manifested by parents not only in the game, but also in life.
What is missing
By playing with toys, we can give the child an understanding of the moments they are deprived of in real life. For example, so that a baby, whose dad does not take part in his upbringing, understands the important role his father plays, you can use a family of bears.
Here is a baby bear capricious, and daddy bear explained to him that this is not the way to behave.
Here is a bear cub and a dad-bear skiing along a snowy slope-sofa together.
Dinner with the whole family, holidays, a hike – all this can be played with toys, allowing the child to feel what he is now deprived of. After all, for them, make-up is almost completely true.
Also, role-playing games are an excellent tool for correcting and even elementary checking the true causes of a child’s behavior.
Some children are often mischievous on the streets, putting adults in an uncomfortable position. But why do they do that, what goals are they trying to achieve? Playing with the child, we can understand the true motives driving them.
Questions that the child will never answer if asked directly will be answered in the game.
Mom (plays mom): And here is our bus! But why are you crying, little bear? Are you tired? Do you want to sleep
By offering several options to which the child can answer only yes or no, we will give him an understanding of what answer we are waiting for. In fact, the reason may be quite different, but more often after such leading questions the baby will voice it independently.
Child (plays child): No, I am afraid that they will step on my feet.
If you change roles in places, you can find out the expected reaction to what is happening.
Mom (plays a child, copies typical behavior): oh, my legs hurt, my hands hurt, my nose hurts, I broke.
Child (playing mother): come to my hands.
After that, we can change the stereotype of the child’s behavior by adjusting the behavior of the toy (bear).
Similarly, with the help of games you can learn new knowledge. For example, playing school. If not the kid himself learns, but the bear – everything goes much calmer and more efficient. And if you make a real school, having seated toys on sofas and chairs, there is no doubt that the alphabet will be learned in just a few games.
Rules of the road and how to behave with strangers, it is also useful to play. First, clearly, and secondly, safe. The main thing is not to overdo it.
So everything is possible in the game – there would be a desire to play.