The best experiences in life are not usually planned, they happen randomly, we simply see ourselves immersed in them and enjoy them. The same thing happens in childhood. However, the desire of parents to keep their children under control at all times and plan their agenda in detail can prevent the little ones from living some magical experiences during their childhood.
The best gift you can give your child: Give him the freedom to experiment
1. Walking barefoot on all types of terrain
Did you know that there are more than 200,000 nerve endings on the sole of the foot? These endings become an explosion of sensations for the child, especially when walking on the sand of the beach or the grass h wet of the park In fact, there is nothing like these sensations to stimulate the development of the child’s brain, as well as the sense of proprioception and balance.
2. Being in direct contact with animals
Children are not afraid of animals, their curiosity leads them to approach them, it is the adults who transmit that fear to them. However, every child should have the opportunity to be in direct contact with animals. In fact, it has been shown that children who have animals from an early age quickly develop empathy and a sense of responsibility .
3. Eating with your hands
When children are young, they not only discover the world through sight but also through touch. In fact, did you know that young children who are allowed to eat with their hands develop a richer vocabulary and learn more words related to textures? Therefore, from time to time you can allow your child to break the rules of etiquette at home.
4. Build your own shelter
Not every child can have their own tree house, but that doesn’t mean they have to miss out on the wonderful experience of building their own shelter and sharing it with siblings, cousins, or friends. It can be a “cave” built with fallen branches in the garden at home or simply a tent in a corner of your room. Children’s imagination will take care of supplying what is missing and turning that experience into an unforgettable adventure .
5. Live a pillow war
Pillow fights are not only hilarious but also a great way to release tension. So from time to time it’s okay if you let your kids turn their pillows into “weapons” and jump on their beds while they try to avoid the “adversary”.
6. Go camping
Pass a night away from home, in nature, surrounded by silence and looking at the stars, is a magical experience for any child. The adventure will be even more exciting if you light a fire and sit around it to tell stories, as our ancestors did.
7. Build your own kite and fly it
It doesn’t matter whether you are a boy or a girl, building a kite with your own hands and then flying it will be an unforgettable experience that generates a pleasant feeling of empowerment and self-confidence. Then you can buy bigger and nicer kites, but that first experience will be unique.
8. Play in the rain
Children love to play in the rain, so you can take advantage of the warmer summer days to let them splash in puddles or get dirty in the mud. Those sensory experiences are unique, as well Don’t just take them away because you’re afraid of germs and bacteria.
9. Climb a tree
On top of a tree, the boy contemplates the world from a different perspective, feels bigger and emulates his favorite superheroes. Don’t take that experience away from him just because you’re afraid he’ll fall and hurt himself. Give him the freedom he needs to explore the world.
Place a seed in the ground and then taking care of watering it daily, until the plant sprouts and grows, is a precious experience that no child should miss. If you don’t have a garden, a pot on the balcony can do the same thing.