Along with the advancement of technology, now more children often play with gadgets. Such things, of course, will be dominant in their psychological potential which can reduce their social sensitivity to the surrounding environment. As you know, sophisticated children’s games tend to be individual and passive because children will only be busy playing alone using gadgets, and when they play, the only active elements of their bodies are the fingers, while the body parts that are others will want to be quiet.
Such is certainly very contrary to traditional games which on average have an active nature and are rich in parts of cooperation with others, to the extent that they will make their bodies less moving and make them more trained to communicate and to hang out with friends near them.
Even so, unfortunately, many parents when they prefer to force their children with realistic games that come from electronic equipment or gadgets, actually there is not much positive value that can be absorbed by a child from this type of game. This is certainly different from traditional children’s games which are rich in positive benefits, not only can the body create a child become more active and smart in socializing, but there are still other positive values that can be taken, such as the following:
1. Train children to be creative and full of imagination
As you know, almost all the equipment and materials used in traditional games are objects found in the environment as long as they are arranged so that they can be used to play. For example, rubber jumping games, before they can be played, they need to collect dozens of rubber bands which then must be linked to each other until they become long objects like ropes. Also, there were cars from the skin of grapefruit, to make it, a child was taught his creativity so that he could build cars that fit their imagination by using grapefruit skin.
2. Train children to sharpen their intuition
There are some types of traditional children’s games, which do not only require the right strategy but also sharp intuition to complete and win the game. For example, like playing hide and seek, surely a child needs a keen instinct to be able to catch up with his friends’ hiding places. Intuition can get even sharper if he doesn’t often play hide and seek with his friends, because he gradually understands the prevalence of his friends, including their favorite hiding location.
3. Train children’s fine motor skills
Although many traditional games require active physical abilities, it does not mean that there are no traditional games that require focus and can stimulate the child’s fine motor skills. For example, such as
4. Train children to be honest and sportive
In contrast to playing gadgets which give players the chance to use cheat mode, in traditional children’s games, surely anyone who is caught working on cheating actions will be directly protested by opponents of play, therefore, if a child does not want to get social sanctions in the form of scolding from friends. His friend, so he wishes not to want the child to play infrequently, and indirectly, he is also taught as a person who is sporty and can accept defeat if the opponent is indeed more suitable to win.