Know your rights: Play and learn

There is a popular saying that, “Work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” For most of us, this has become more than just a saying, it has become our reality. Laptops are here and we love them and we enjoy all our free time as we spend hours surfing the Web.

There is a popular saying that, “Work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” For most of us, this has become more than just a saying, it has become our reality. Laptops are here and we love them and we enjoy all our free time as we spend hours surfing the Web.

Not long ago, Play Stations were here and we got addicted to them. Before we knew what was happening, we had turned into couch potatoes. We spent more time indoors playing video games rather than playing with friends.

What happened creating and building sand castles? What happened to hanging out with children in the fields or swimming?

We are children and one of our major rights is the right to play. Unfortunately or fortunately technology seems to be taking this away.  Games on our laptops are good but it’s equally important that we do physical games too.

There is more to playing outside than just getting dirty. This is how we learn. The best lessons for children are learnt on the playground as they imagine and test different possibilities.

So next time you join in on a game think of it not just a leisure activity but as a tool that helps you tap into your inner creativity.

We play in order to keep healthy and through exercising our bodies we prevent diseases that result from lack of exercising. Children need to enjoy their playtime because it’s a necessity in healthy growing.

Playing helps to get rid of stress and allows you to refresh your mind as you grow into a healthy child. Learn to balance time on your laptop and time for playing. 

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