Frustration is a feeling that will test our patience, kids experience this too. The back to the sea activity is designed for children to learn how to handle emotions and frustration. Check out the importance of teaching kids patience and how to teach them love for the sea with a fun game.
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As with adults, children will inevitably experience frustration. That is why children must learn to handle it. Teaching kids patience is important. Children who do not know to handle frustration can become adolescents and later adults with little emotional intelligence unable to recognize and manage their impulses.
Children find it difficult to control their reactions when something doesn't go their way; however, you must learn to differentiate intolerance from frustration from a normal response and when it goes outside the normal limits.
For example, when you refuse to buy a toy they saw in the store, their reaction is to become discouraged. On the other hand, they are the ones who scream, throw tantrums, shout insults, get angry, in short, show an aggressive response.
The low tolerance to frustration in children is due to several causes: low self-esteem, not knowing how to accept failures, being excessively spoiled rotten, and overprotected. The adult must teach kids patience, to teach children that we do not always get what we want, that in life you win and lose and that this is part of learning; losing is not failing.
Parents can help children by setting an example with a positive attitude when facing a failure or a problematic situation. That allows children to learn to solve problems and see them from a different perspective. If your child gets angry, kicks, or yells, it is crucial not to immediately satisfy his/her demands. In this way, he/she will accept that they are not always right and will have to find the best solution to the difficulties presented.
Teach children the importance of effort, which is the basis for achieving what you want in life. This is the start of teaching kids patience. From there, we can solve difficulties. Set goals that are reasonable for their age, teaching them to be persistent. Children who learn to be emotionally consistent are better prepared to handle most problems that arise and are better equipped to face failure.
Promoting independence is important. Letting children be autonomous, and allowing them to do some activities on their own, such as homework, will help them get skills to cope with failure.
Frustration is characteristic of human beings. If parents are determined to avoid it, they are condemning their children to unhappiness. Tolerating frustration implies being able to cope with the problems that we face throughout life.
THEME: TEACHING KIDS PATIENCE FOR FRUSTRATION MANAGEMENT
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: The importance of handling frustration and teaching kids patience
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this teaching kids patience activity, children will develop skills to handle frustration.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This teaching kids patience activity is designed for children to learn how to handle emotions and frustration, always under adult surveillance.
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Eye-hand coordination
- Following instructions
- Sea animals (toys)
- A plastic bottle
- Yarn, nylon (tied to the bottle top)
- An empty container
We recommend adult supervision to prevent children from getting hurt.
Put the toys on a flat surface and get ready to have fun.
Swing the bottle in a circle over the sea animals while the child tries to pick up the toys without contacting the bottle. The child must strive to pick up each toy.
Collecting sea animals. Activity for teaching kids patience and frustration management.
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS TEACHING KIDS PATIENCE ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
You can do this teaching kids patience activity with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level, you can provide children with sea dolls. They should collect them with a toy shovel and place them into the container; it can be a bucket. In this way, children will carry out a preschool activity appropriate to their development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
You can do this teaching kids patience activity with older children. To increase the difficulty level, you will not need to change the materials. You can move the bottle faster; this will make the activity more complex. Children will develop greater agility, logical reasoning, and coordination in their body movements. In this way, children will carry out a growth mindset activity appropriate to their development and abilities.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - BACK TO THE SEA TEACHING KIDS PATIENCE AND HOW TO MANAGE FRUSTRATION
In this teaching kids patience video, you will find detailed information about the "BACK TO THE SEA" activity, which was designed for children 4-6 years old. Here children play an agility game where they must reach the sea animals and place them in a container.
This teaching kids patience activity will allow children to learn to handle frustration under challenging situations, face it positively, and develop skills as precision in hand and finger movements, Eye-hand coordination, attention, self-reliance, focus, self-esteem, following instructions, trust/confidence, problem-solving, motivation, empathy, effort/sacrifice, dedication, tolerance/respect, perseverance, and handle emotions.
They will need sea animals (toys), a plastic bottle, nylon yarn thread tied to the bottle, and a container. (Adult supervision)
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