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Making decisions and taking risks... while playing!

Prendre des décisions et des risques... en jouant!

Knowing how to make decisions and take risks, what does that mean?

Decision-making and risk-taking are two different concepts:

  • Making decisions means knowing how to make choices , and for that, you need to know and understand the thinking process: you evaluate the advantages and disadvantages.
  • Taking a risk is making a decision hoping for a positive outcome , while being aware that the outcome may be negative. Whenever a risk is taken, there is a degree of uncertainty, more or less significant, regarding the possibilities of success or failure.

Decision-making can lead to risk-taking, but this is not the case every time!

Decision-making and risks are part of our daily lives, we make many decisions every day! It is more or less easy to make decisions and risks depending on the situation and whether we have developed abilities from a very young age.

Why is it important to know how to make decisions and take risks?

The first decisions made by a child mark the beginning of autonomy!

Lack of self-confidence harms decision-making and risk-taking , its two aspects are closely linked and must therefore be worked on together! In order for him to develop his self-confidence, the child must be given responsibilities (to match his abilities) such as washing alone, dressing, tidying his room... after all his successful “missions”. , he will be proud of himself! And if the child doesn't get there quickly, it doesn't matter! Keep encouraging him!

Allowing your child to take risks does not mean letting them do whatever they want. All situations must be analyzed, so you can assess the danger and let your child do it (or not!).

Knowing how to make decisions and take risks is necessary for autonomy; the child who has become an adult will thus be able to more quickly assess situations and resolve problems, without necessarily needing assistance or outside advice because he will trust himself sufficiently.

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How to know how to make decisions and take risks through play?

Learning to take risks through play helps to avoid any danger (and thus reassures parents)!

In order to develop decision-making and risk-taking in your child, he must feel that he has the possibility of making decisions for himself, so you must give him choices and not impose everything on him (for example, the choice of clothes, choice of creative activity of the day, etc.). Decision-making can therefore be an integral part of a child's daily life, both at home and at school. To help a child make decisions and take risks, games are very beneficial for learning while having fun!

Construction and balance games are useful for risk and decision-making because the child must analyze the situation , evaluate the potential risks and opt for the best solution .

By making mistakes, the child will learn and understand if he has taken too many risks. It's important to let the child make mistakes and make mistakes, that's how we all learned!

Let children play alone: ​​simply explain the game to them, if necessary, then let them experiment while keeping an eye on them!

How to know how to make decisions and risks with construction games

Thanks to construction games , the child naturally makes decisions to position this or that cone, take a small or a large wooden board... He must also take risks by varying the balance points and by trying to make a tower always higher and more original!

The “free” or open play mode possible with Piks offers a multitude of possible combinations, thanks to the alliance between the cones and the wooden boards, the child therefore has a wide choice, it is all the more complex to make decisions! It is thanks to the infinite results that he will be able to learn little by little to make choices.

The child will certainly make “mistakes” because the tower will fall (and not just once!), so he will learn because he will know what went wrong. He will also know that taking risks allows you to build something even bigger! And that in any case without making decisions and without taking risks, its construction could not exist…

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