Phuket kids need to socialize
Play dates and playground trips may seem like just a routine way to keep your little ones busy, but socialization is an important developmental tool. Every interaction your kid has helps him or her learn language skills, ways to cope with emotions and how to work within social norms. The concepts may seem technical, but socialization and healthy child development go together like Kids Mania and Fun.
Socialization starts when your baby is born and continues into adulthood, where it shapes each stage of development. Every play date, class, party and sport teaches your kids to manage stress, resolve conflict and fit into “the group.” “One of the most dramatic impacts on a child’s education is that of the socialization process,” As a parent, you can help your kid process his or her interactions with other people, all of whom leave them with a lasting sense of their place in the world.
The Role of the Family
Your family provides your kid’s first lesson in socialization. “Stated simply, socialization is the process whereby individuals, especially children, become functioning members of a particular group and take on the values, behaviors and beliefs of the groups other members,” says Carolyn R. Tomlin, who has worked in early childhood education for 33 years.
Your shared values, religion and culture all give a reassuring structure to your young child’s early experiences. Developmentally, trust of the family is crucial for a secure and confident child. Children learn to trust as they watch you and your extended family show love, anger, joy and sadness and learn how to celebrate, disagree, work and play.
Early childhood experiences outside the home can have a major impact on a child’s early socialization and make it easier for him to transition to school. Attending a library hour, playing at Kids Mania or staying at Grandma’s house for a few hours can teach your little one how to listen to a teacher, separate from Mum or Dad and cope with other kids. Each interaction helps your child move more comfortably among social groups and adjust to changing environments. This makes for a happy, healthy kid and allows you to feel less anxious about watching him fly.
School and Development
Once your child is in school, teachers and peers start to be a major part of socialization, which impacts development by helping your child feel competent or incompetent. Kids listen, watch and perform tasks within a group, getting reactions to speech and behavior. This feedback from teachers and friends fosters confidence or contributes to low self-esteem. As a parent, you can help an insecure child by encouraging him or her to practice difficult tasks or just listening to the highs and lows of their day.
‘Kids Mania at RPM’, is a multi-purpose children’s play zone comprising indoor and outdoor areas that targets the growing number of resident and visiting families to Phuket.
Conveniently located in the centre of the island Kids Mania at RPM offers a safe and fun environment with professional, trained staff for toddler’s and children up to eight years old.
Kids Mania at RPM is something new for Phuket – a fun play area for children that is designed and managed by professionals. A stand alone facility that is open to the public. A perfect place for your child to socialize with other children.
The island’s number one choice for families and children, Kids Mania at RPM is a kids paradise with its air-conditioned indoor soft play area full of toys and ball pools, a large adjacent outdoor shaded play ground with climbing frames, play apparatus, swings and more, and three private indoor activity rooms.
Kids Mania at RPM offers day rates and monthly memberships, caters for private parties, and is open 10am to 7pm every day.