What the game can say about the child's personality

To play It not only means having fun, it is also an activity that helps the smallest of the house to develop in multiple aspects. In fact, if observed well, parents can learn a lot from their children because at this time children show their preferences, choices and may even give indications of their social or introverted behavior.

In short, the game It can become a very effective way to know the personality of the smallest of the house. From the National Autonomous University of Mexico parents are encouraged to pay more attention during these moments in order to better know their own children and even detect possible problems that are hampering the development of them.


Development and game

From this university it is remembered that the infantile development is tie with the game, since in addition to being a natural activity, also it participates in the construction of its personality and in the domain of social skills, Among many other things. During these activities the child shows different emotional capacities, such as empathy or teamwork.

Some people even think that the way in which the game develops can say more than the election of the activity. An example is a child having fun with a ball that allows another child to approach and share these moments or not. In the first case, there is a sample of empathy while in the second what is exposed is the opposite: selfishness.


In addition, the game can also be a demonstration of the ability of imagine that the child has and a sample of their values ​​and interests. Many of these activities mean the imitation of an idol: soccer player, singer, pilot of an airplane, etc. What has led the child to assume this role? Are you able to imagine this world?

In the same way, roles of children during the game can also say a lot. A good example is to see if he is capable of taking on any role or there are some who do not have fun and see if this is due to the presence of some prejudice. A good example is the little one who does not like the idea of ​​"kitchens" because he thinks this is an activity for girls.

Types of game

What does each learn boy of the game? What activities are there in this sense and what do they contribute to development? This is what this university defines:


- Configurative games. In these, the tendency to shape the materials he manipulates materializes. One example is play with plasticine with which children can shape the reality that they see around them or build something that only existed in their imagination.

- Delivery games. In that case children must share the instruments with which they play. Are you able to share?

- Symbolic games. Category in which the child assumes a role and executes it, a sample of how the child sees the world. Not only because of the role you choose for this activity, but also what your vision of them is.

Damián Montero

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