This doesn't mean you have to instruct your child how to play, but offering some ideas or a starting point is often helpful.
If you've ever tried to put together a piece of unassembled furniture, you know the importance of spatial skills.The key aspect of this study is the role that parents play in interacting with their children at play.This was due to the fact that children learned concepts like "over" and "under" from listening to the adults work with them in creating the block structure.Beyond the development of spatial skills, this study reminded me of the importance of this idea of "guided" play.Play really is the "work" of childhood and research has shown repeatedly how play-based learning fits better with young children's developmental capabilities than rote learning.
Play-based learning, however, doesn't necessarily mean that kids should be left to their own devices all the time; some adult guidance is useful in helping kids structure their play and learn new concepts.
However, new research is showing us that this is far from the truth.
A recent study by researchers at Temple University showed that young children who played with blocks along with an interactive adult developed a larger spatial vocabulary (e.g., words like "under" or "over").
a bunch of teenagers sitting together, all looking at their phones and texting away or playing games. It’s sad, but if today’s teens want to be good communicators, they are going to have to practice. We played this game with the 14 and 15-year-old young men and young women from my church last week.
With so much access to technology, face-to-face communication skills for teens are seriously declining.
Some say that God gives to His children as needed, and that it is not important that He gives all of the answers to man because they must work out their own understanding by study and by faith.