Therapeutic mobile games for kids - from fears, tense anxiety to dexterity development

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If you are young parents, you probably encounter a number of questions concerning child care and his psychological development. We`ll be gald if this material about how to turn kids` fears and tense anxiety into dexterity development using therapeutic mobile games will give you a bit of necessary and useful information.

In general, the game positively influences kid`s psychological development: it helps him acquire certain skills in this or that activity, as well as in communicating, prepares for adult life. The game possesses therapeutic effect, gets rid of the psychological trauma, helps relive the traumatic life circumstances in a facilitated form. It`s desirable that you should start game activities with the games aimed at improving the child`s overall psychological well-being.
The main purpose of these games is:
* Remove the accumulated tention and charge the children and grown-ups the regular portion of cheerfulness and optimism;
* Reduce the fear of unexpected impacts of attack, punishment, darkness, closed space, loneliness;
* Establish contacts between the parents and children;
* Develop dexterity and movement coordination.

Games aimed at relaxation, stress relief
SNOWMAN
(from 3 years oid)

Parents and the kid turn into snowmen: they get up, raise arms at sides and hold the given position for 10 seconds.
A grown-up says, «And now the sun has come out, its hot rays touched the snowman and it begins to melt.» The players relax gradually, lower the hands, squat to squat and lie down on the floor.

PINOCCHIO
(from 4 years old)

A parent speaks and fulfills the movements together with the kid:
1. Imagine that you`ve turned into Pinocchio.
2. Stand straight and freeze in a pose of Pinocchio.
3. Strain your shoulders, arms, fingers, imagine they are wooden.
4. Strain your legs and knees, walk as if your body became wooden.
5. Strain your face and neck. Contract your forehead, lockjaw. And now, from the dolls turn into people, relax and «soften».

Games aimed at the correction of aggression
BATTLE
(from 2 years oid)

The players throw light objects (paper balls, small soft toys) at each other, (it can be done from a shelter). The game is over with truce and hugs.

ANGRY — KIND CATS
(from 2 years old)

Turn into angry then kind cats in turn. Angry cats sizzle and claw (only for fun), kind ones fawn and purr.

KARATIST
(from 3 years old)

A hoop or a newspaper is put on the floor. A karatist stands in the hoop (it`s not alloud to step beyond the hoop edges), makes sudden movements; spectators cheer him up, «Stronger, stronger!» Intense movements and spectators` support help the little players throw aggressive energy.

BOXER
(from 3 years old)

This game is like the game «Karatist»; the difference is — the movements are done not by legs but by arms.

CALL NAMES vegetables, fruit and berries
(from 3 year old)

The players swear each other with angry countenance and angry intonation: «You`re cabbage.» An answer is «And you are radish» or «You`re plum» and so on. The game stops when some insulting words are heard or physical aggression arises. Then the players call each other flowers with proper intonation: «You are a bluebell», «And you`re a rose.»

The game is for the correcton of stubbornness, negativism, aggression
NAUGHTY HORSE
(from 3 year old)

A parent tells the story about a horse and accompanies it with the actions done together with the kids: «In some far country there lived a horse called LU. It loved to kick and play up. Mum told it to eat fresh grass, but the daughter answered: „I don`t want. I won`t eat.“ LU was capricious and clattered hooves. And it kicked like that. When it kicked and was stubborn enough, it became glad and merry. LU leaped and neighed joyfully.
In conclusion, we want to remind you that the most important is not what to play but how. The most effective psychotherapy is parents` love. Hug your kid more often, kiss and tell him how strongly you love him, what a good and wonderful boy he is. Love, understand and grow together!

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