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Cool Behavioral Games for Your Preschooler

Are you out of patience while continuously telling your kid how to do the proper things? Your child is not only getting extremely irritated with you, but may even start defying you very soon. It is recommended that you stop those lectures and use some fun and creative ways for teaching him qualities such as patience, compassion, responsibility and honesty. This way, your preschooler will learn the good things at an early age without being annoyed at you.

Check out these cool and super-fun games for your preschooler so that he finds them handy even while attending one of the best preschools in Singapore.

Building a train

How can you play it? You have to get some cardboard boxes that are spacious enough for your child to sit inside. Take out different types of art supplies such as glue, stickers, markers and construction paper and tell each of the kids to convert his box into a rail compartment. After they have finished decorating the boxes outside with windows wheels etc, assist them so that all these cars can be placed one after the other. Then instruct them to jump in as if they would be enjoying a choo-choo ride.

What does the game teach? It will teach your kid about perseverance. Games like this that require team work will give your kids a feel of accomplishment. The game will introduce your kids a feel of achievement when they have reached their goals.

Tips for the parent: Be ready for hanging on to these boxes as the children would all want to get together so that they can heat thee track repeatedly.

Hot or Cold Game

How can you play it? Select one of the kids in the role of a ‘Finder’. Now tell him to move out of the room and ask all the other kids to hide an item like a small ball within the room. Ask your little ‘Finder’ to get inside the room and search the hidden ball. The other players meanwhile can give him hints by shouting. They might use phrases like “you are becoming colder” or “you are becoming hotter”. Continue plating till the hidden object can be tracked. Now ask another kid to act as a ‘Finder’ till everyone gets a chance of being a ‘Finder’.

What does the game teach? The game teaches the kids that they should cooperate with each other. The aim is to encourage the other player and not to be rivals. Thus your preschooler can learn how to help their friends in a fun way.

Tips for the parent: You can suggest the children to speak softer or louder based on how far or close a ‘Finder’ is from that hidden object.

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All You Need to Know About Helicopter Parenting – Tips to Avoid it

People that have not been parents till now will not know the stress and joy of worrying about children and pride at their achievements. Rules of parenting has changed drastically over the years and children today do not have the freedom to play and stay out for long hours like their parents did just a couple of decades ago. This need to keep constant tabs on children and their friends has turned parents into helicopters that constantly hover around and watch their children’s movements.

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This anxiety about safety and well-being of their children has turned some parents into neurotic individuals that try every means to keep their little ones safe from every kind of harm, pain and discomfort. But in this anxiety parents forget an essential lesson about childcare in Singapore that insists on giving freedom to children so that they learn from personal experience instead of relying on others’ experiences. Whether you are a helicopter parent or hyper anxious enough to become one soon it is time to follow these tips that will help you relax and find something better to do.

Limit yourself to reminders

If you are in the habit of micromanaging every activity of your child and keep reminding them several times about tasks they have to do on a regular basis then it is time to stop the practice immediately. Just give them one reminder and stop with that so that they learn the importance of your reminders.

Stop blaming yourself for kids’ failures

Remember that you are the child’s closest well-wisher and after a certain age when it stops responding to reminders and advice then it is best to stop taking responsibility for its failures. When the child is about to take important decisions in life then voice your views and let them know how it could affect their life. Few parents can accept their children making the same mistakes that they did and start blaming themselves and everyone else.

Help children develop skills through experience

Though parents feel uncomfortable when children are going through physical or emotional pain that could have been caused by them or someone else they have to accept that the most memorable lessons in life are learnt through experience. No parent can be on call at all hours of the day and night for their child so the best way forward would be to equip them with necessary skills that can help them handle challenges in life.