Doing an enjoyable activity with a child can develop better skills and more creativity than reading. To what extent do you agree? Use reasons and specific examples to explain your answer.

Some people suggests that engaging with fun activities with the children can develop their skills and creativity more efficiently than reading. Although reading is long proven to be effective in developing children's skills, I agree that there are some activities that are more effective in children's development. The reasons and examples of this will be discussed in this essay. One fundamental reason on why reading is less effective is because some children are not ready and conditioned to be engaged in doing activity such as reading. In simple terms, they dont have the enough mental capacity to such activities. Majority of children are forced to read by their parents at a very young age by limiting their activities that can make them explore the world around them. For example, children in the Philippines are taught by their parents to read and restricting them in doing fun activities. The lack of exploration and abstract reasoning makes them less creative. On the other side, children at a young age is much more interested in doing activities which is more active and fun. To support this claim, recent studies shows compelling evidences which states that children's abstract reasoning and brain activity tends to increase when exposed to the activities such as playing, painting, drawing, fun interactive learnings as well as exploring how simple objects work. In that sense, parents who let their children think on their own as well engage them in interactive learning activities are much more creative and skillful than those who dont. Taking everything into account, we can concude that children who are exposed and engaged in activities which they enjoy are more effective in making the children creative and skillful.
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