See The World Through Childrens Eyes | Dr Alice Arianto & Emily | TEDxSMN Youth

See The World Through Childrens Eyes | Dr Alice Arianto & Emily | TEDxSMN Youth

Play and Its Importance in Children's Development

  • Play is a vital resource for children's development, allowing them to express themselves and promoting overall brain development.
  • Play helps integrate the left and right brain, as well as the higher, middle, and lower brain.
  • When children are distressed, play can help calm the middle brain and integrate the brain, facilitating emotional regulation.
  • Play releases hormones such as dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, which promote happiness, calmness, and a sense of well-being in children.

Key Aspects of Play

  • Imagination is a key aspect of play, allowing children to envision possibilities and explore their creativity.
  • Curiosity is sparked through play, encouraging children to explore and learn about the world around them.

Understanding Children

  • Empathy is the key to understanding children.
  • Understanding children involves knowing their developmental milestones and asking them open-ended questions.
  • Respecting children's feelings and validating them is important.
  • Reflecting on our own childhood memories can help us understand our children.

Connection and Communication with Children

  • Connection is essential before correction, and it involves verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Parents should listen to their children's stories, ask them about their feelings, and respect them as individuals.

Balancing Protection and Exploration

  • Children need both protection and exploration, and parents should be able to provide both.

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