Laughter is the best medicine, and the saying is not a lie. That’s why it is so beneficial to teach your child to laugh from an early age.

In fact, we are not born with a good sense of humor. Being able to recognize what is funny and to make people laugh is one of the most desirable personality traits, and it is something that can be developed in children.

An important aspect of helping your child develop a good sense of humor is to be a good role model. Be sure to laugh at yourself if you make a mistake, encourage your child to share something silly they saw, and make sure to do something every day that makes you and your child laugh.

Doing those simple things will help your child develop a sense of humor, which will benefit them for the rest of their lives.

A sense of humor is an important part of self-esteem | Children who have a good sense of humor tend to feel better about themselves. If a child knows it is OK to laugh at themselves when they make a mistake, it will be easier for them to accept when something doesn’t go their way. It will also make them less afraid to try something new.

Laughing helps when we’re stressed | When we laugh, it can help us cope with stressful experiences. If your child enjoys the silly things in life, it will be easier for them to handle things when they get tough. And if they know how to make themselves or others laugh, it can help take their mind off of whatever may be bothering them.

Humor is healthy | Laughter isn’t just good for your child emotionally or socially, studies show people who laugh more often are healthier overall. Laughing lowers blood pressure and heart rates, improves circulation, strengthens the immune system, aids in better digestion, and can help people better handle pain.

In addition to all of this, children who have a well-developed sense of humor tend to be happier and more optimistic. When a child can laugh with others, they tend to be more liked by their peers, make friends faster, and can better handle any adversities they experience, such as being teased or having to go to a new school.

A child’s sense of humor is also a tool they’ll use throughout their life. It can help people see things from different perspectives, be more spontaneous, better grasp unconventional ways of thinking, and enjoy participating in the playful side of life.

Schedule a tour at The Learning Lodge today!

We at The Learning Lodge believe it is important for parents to participate in their child’s education and development, and it is a major part of our child care and education philosophy. Our location in the Ramsey-Anoka-Elk River area emphasizes desired-results education, with a focus on interactive learning and parent participation to keep your child engaged, entertained and happy.

Contact us today to schedule a tour and see what our philosophy is all about by calling 763-427-2587.