Mistakes are Ok- fail first, fail fast: Toys and Play teach kids how to fail and still have fun
Kids are the most precious parts of their parent’s lives. Teaching them about every necessary aspect of their life is necessary; in this process don’t forget to include failure in. Teach them about failure, its effects, and how they can cope with them. But, we start to teach them this when they are in their teenage and maybe that’s not the right way to start. Instead, we should build the base from their childhood, for our child’s growth. You may be wondering how we can teach a small child about such a heavy term failure in such a young age. Well, we are here with all the answers and ways to help you with it.
In the young age, children learn things easily and have a great grasping capability. Thus, it is the perfect age to teach them about failure and its pros and cons. The best way to do this is through toys. Yes, those small toys your kids play with. There playing time is the best learning time for them. It is fun and beneficial at the same time. It makes your child aware of how they can do things again and again and how they can get perfect in a certain thing. This is essential for your child’s growth and helps them in getting the knowledge of life at an early stage.
Toys and play teach your kids how even failure can be fun, and how they can get over it. At teenage failure could hurt them but at this young age, it can’t. They take it as fun and try to get perfect with it. That’s how your child grows, that’s how a child’s growth happens. Let’s look at some ways in which your child learns about failure through their toys and play.
- Toys in a child’s growth: Jigsaw and Wooden Puzzle
Jigsaw puzzles are the best when it comes to learning. They teach your kids how to do things again and again even after failures. For instance, while playing with a jigsaw or wooden puzzles, your child tends to make many mistakes at the beginning of the game. They mismatch many pieces and are not able to put them together in the correct way. They confuse between shapes and end up in confusion, sometimes they even start to cry. But this is the way kids learn to do things.
Even after so many failures in building a puzzle, they still try to do that again and again. And finally, they start to recognize the pieces and in that way, they build up the puzzle correctly.
- Word games:
They are the next important toys that are helpful in your child’s growth. Word games are always tough for your young ones, as they have difficulty in understanding and recognizing the letters in the beginning.
They make several mistakes and end up making wrong words and messing everything up, they try and try continuously but fail every time. In those moments, cheer up your child tells them that they can do this. They do it again and again and in this process, they start to recognize the letters and words. They become familiar with the alphabets. After so many trials they finally start building correct words.
- Art and painting in your child’s growth:
Kids love doing drawing and colouring part is their favorite. When they pick up the crayon or pencil for the first time, they don’t even know how to hold them or how to use them on the paper. They try gripping them in their small hands and sketch on the paper. They draw irregular shapes and color them roughly. This is the learning stage for them; they do several mistakes but continue to do it.
They learn slowly and finally get a perfect hold of their crayons or pencil in between their fingers. They learn to color perfectly without smudging them and they learn to draw perfect shapes. This is how they do things.
These were few ways through which your kids learn about failure and the ways to get over it. They learn to cope up with it. If this habit is developed at an early stage then they become much better in the future.