How To Encourage Your Kid To Play Independently
Not all play is created equal. If your kid struggles to occupy themselves when left alone and relies on you to provide most of the guidance when you play with them, they’re not necessarily developing the creative and problem solving skills that characterize productive play. Educaring is a theory of play, which revolves around the idea that parents should observe and respond with their kids during play and resist the urge actively participate or problem solve for them. In addition to being the perfect technique for a lazy parent, consistent application of the theory might teach your kid to take the ball and run with it – as opposed to taking the ball and asking you what to do with it.