Imagine a lone kid playing with a tablet, what do you see? I see a child who is slowly becoming introverted and a loner. Since he is in his own world, he doesn’t feel the need to interact with others and slowly his social skills will go down. As a mom I have seen a trend of decline of traditional toys and outdoor play amongst kids and it’s been troubling.
I argue that without play, young people fail to acquire the social and emotional skills necessary for healthy psychological development and the rise of imagination. If you just noticed your kid playing with toys you would have seen them talking and cooking up stories in pretend play. Also when they play with their friends they learn to share, win and lose games, all this helps in developing social skills READ MORE