Playing cat’s cradle has educational benefits! Let’s try playing the game with our children!

2018.10.26

Most people have tried playing cat’s cradle at least once in their lifetime. All you need to play is a piece of string so the game can be enjoyed anytime by people of all ages. Researchers have found that the simple game also has educational benefits. In this article, we will introduce the benefits of cat’s cradle and how to play the game with your child.

Playing cat’s cradle has educational benefits! Let’s try playing the game with our children!

4 Benefits of Playing Cat’s Cradle with Your Child

1. Playing Cat’s Cradle improves finger dexterit

Playing Cat’s Cradle requires the use of one’s fingers and the more children play the game the more dexterity they will have. Having dexterity helps complete complicated daily tasks. It is also helps children write more clearly and become better at making crafts and pictures.

2. Playing Cat’s Cradle stimulates the brain

Playing Cat’s Cradle requires children to remember the various moves and concentrate until they create a finished product. Many children become interested in the game and challenge themselves to make complicated moves. For some children, before they can think of a new move, their fingers start moving on their own.

3. Playing Cat’s Cradle helps children gain a sense of accomplishment

The more children play the game the better they will become at playing it. As they improve, children will learn the importance of putting effort into new tasks. They also learn that if they try hard they will most likely be able to accomplish new tasks and this will encourage them to challenge themselves even more.

4. Playing Cat’s Cradle requires communication skills

All children need to play Cat’s Cradle is a piece of string. The game is enjoyed by a wide range of age groups from young children to older generations. Also, the game is played in many countries around the world. Playing the game with others will help children gain the required skills to communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds.

How to play Cat’s Cradle so that your child stays interested

Cat’s Cradle is a game that children can start playing from a young age. It is easiest for children to learn if 2 strings are prepared and a parent plays alongside their child and teaches them as they go along. For example, if you hold the string with your thumb and pinky finger on both hands and pull the string in the opposite direction with one of your middle fingers then you can create a slide. If you pull the slide you created with your middle finger on your other hand then you can make a swinging bridge. Let’s try starting with simple moves like this and go onto more complicated moves as your child has more practice. Playing cat’s cradle as a team is a great way to improve your child’s communication skills. It is a good idea to play the game not only with parents but also with grandparents and friends when possible.

It is fun to compare the animal sounds in Japanese and English. Try using various animal sounds when playing with your child. If your child shows interest in learning English, it is a good idea to sign them up for lessons at a “mommy and me” school that focuses on English. Children pick up English really quickly when they are playing and singing with friends while using the language.

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It is also a great game to play with people of different nationalities. In our global society, the importance of English language skills and the ability to communicate with people from around the world is becoming a requirement for success. We suggest that you attend early learning classes with your child in addition to playing games like cat’s cradle with them.

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