The strength of analogue play

Although it some time may be very educational to sit with a tablet, it is important that it doesn’t get out of hand – especially when it comes to children it’s important to secure a healthy interaction between the digital universe and the real world.

It is no secret that children learn from touching, tasting and rearrange things and therefore it is extremely important that not all learning comes from a screen. Playing with physical objects and interacting with real people boost brain development.

A recent analysis gives a couple of reasons why children should not only be entertained by a tablet. Between the ages of 3-6 years they develop the basic skills of the things that children should acquire later in life. Whilst playing on tablets, there is a wide range of skills that children do not develop.

  • The world on a tablets screen is 2 dimensional instead of the real 3 dimensional world.
  • The child does not get the feeling of different materials and the experience of face to face interaction with others
  • There is no need to seek help from or discuss with the parents or siblings when something needs to be found, made or put together.
  • The creative thinking, problem solving and fine skills are some of the key development issues that children should go through. But if they sit 2-3 hours in front of the screen every day, they will loose those skills

Tablets are good for many things, but they may never replace the authentic children’s game play. An app has just been launched containing all the old classic children’s games have a look at Tjulahop

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