“Play is the highest form of research”, Einstein said. Your Child now loves playing and cries whenever the little one’s research project is brought to an end.
What looks like a senseless play, is often the highest form of learning; in business settings, this is often referred to as flow states. When children reach such states, their brains not only work hard but also release lots of dopamine and other chemicals that bring them joy. This is why they may cry if their play is brought to an end.
How to support this development
Smile, play, and interact with Your Child often. And if the little one cries after a session of play, soothe your baby. You can mix upbeat play, such as peek-a-boo, with a quiet playtime, such as singing, to ensure that your little one isn’t over or under-stimulated.
Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.
Source: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).
Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (10 June 2021)