Krishna cards are play cards designed to encourage “Unstructured’ play time to toddlers and young children, so they could establish a connection with nature and themselves from very beginning of their life journey.
In this age of excessive screen time usage, babies, toddlers are also developing addiction which is sign of abuse of child’s cognitive development. Hence deliberate and conscious teaching of ways and methods to use their time with unstructured play has to be taught to children from very young age. Screen dependency has to be controlled and reduced by exposing children to make connections with world around them.
These 25 cards bring forth the beauty of nature and daily, healthy chores children could engage themselves in. The colorful cards with “Little Krishna” character attract and keeps child’s attention for prolonged time. Talking by a parent about the content on cards not only improves language skills but also help in healthy cognitive development. This helps in developing strong, consistent bonding between baby and parent.
Most of a baby’s brain development happens in the first 2 years of life. That’s why it’s so important for toddlers and young children to explore their environment and experience many sights, sounds, tastes, and textures. Children use play to explore, learn, develop skills, gain insight, and make sense of their experiences.
Replacing the screen time with unstructured playtime is need of the moment. It is the most developmentally appropriate way for children to learn about relationships, feed their curiosity, develop coping skills, and gain emotional and social regulation.
For that reason, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends limiting the amount of time that babies and toddlers spend in front of a screen and encourage them to interact with real world around them in most natural way. The best way to achieve this is by encouraging unstructured play time.
“Structured”, parent led interactive activities, sports, yoga, music such are structured programs which are pre-determined. They build strength, coordination, balance, social and emotional skills.
“Unstructured” child-led free play has other benefits like developing independence that leads them to take creative risks, continuous use of executive functions, accountability, control and to stay focused and balanced on activity they chose to work on.
Kids play time must have right balance of structured and unstructured play times for healthy and complete growth and development.