Most people love to laugh. We know that it helps our spirits and it provides a good relief from the anxieties of life. Without laughter life would probably seem helpless if not impossible. How would we deal with all the absurdity and difficulty without laughter? A good sense of humor is one of the central keys to living a healthy life–at least mentally. With a good sense of humor you can roll with the punches and see that life is not so bad even if it is hard. Some people might say that this is an excuse for not taking life seriously, but having a good sense of humor does not mean that a person does not take life seriously. Sometimes the best way to take life seriously is to have some fun with it so that it doesn’t get you down. If you take it too seriously you might end up not being able to deal with it. Because we know that a good sense of humor is very important in life, it is probably a good idea to encourage this sense in our children. While most children have a good sense of humor, some of them are more serious than others. A child’s personality is a difficult thing to change, and you probably should not try to change it too much. Children are wonderful because of their different personalities. This does not mean, however, that you cannot encourage certain parts of a child’s personality. All children will have some sort of sense of humor, you simply have to find it and help it to grow.
But how can someone encourage a child’s sense of humor? What can be done? The process need not be overly complicated. There are several methods that can be used to encourage a child’s sense of humor, and a great one is through games.
Most children and adults love games, whether they be sporting events or board games. Naturally some games are too complicated for children. These sorts of games need to be avoided because they only tend to make children bored. This is the complete opposite of what a game should do for someone, and especially a child.
When you choose games to encourage your child’s sense of humor make sure that they will be entertaining and engaging. A good game is one that keeps the child laughing constantly. The other thing the game needs to do is encourage the child to think in humorous ways. A silly word game is a good example. The value of this type of game is that it prompts the child to start thinking of funny things. If the child plays the game regularly it will help them to develop a sense of humor.
The best way to find a good game that will do all of these things is through experimentation. Try different types of games. Not all children will respond in the same way to the same games. It will vary some by personality and this is something that you will need to pay attention to. Once you have found the right games for your children it will be important to encourage them to play. This can be partly done by finding them friends who enjoy the same games. A big group of kids playing together can really get the laughter going end encourage your child to be creative and to start thinking in a humorous way.