How boredom helps children’s play and development
Boredom is actually fantastic for children, because when they’re able to push through the boredom that's when there’s a huge amount of creative thinking and imaginative capacity and problem solving that happens, as well as a sense of being able to rely on themselves and resilience in getting through something that’s a little bit stressful and a little bit tough, but it’s not the end of the world. So, actually providing times where you’re not entertaining children all the time and perhaps they do get a little bit bored and they’re able to work through that is excellent for children.
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