Why some Children Speak Only When They play

Many children speak alone when they play or spend time alone. Should we worry? Far from what we think, this attitude brings many benefits.

Children speak alone, it is something common and common, in fact this phenomenon was already described by important authors of psychology.


Why do we worry that the child will speak only then?

Normally, one of the things that worry parents is when they see that their son or daughter speaks only during the game, it usually seems a sign of alarm when, in reality, there is no need to worry, in fact it is a sign of good psychological health.

Probably the parental burden arises from thinking that the child may have some kind of mental health problem, but nothing is further from reality.

Next, we explain some benefits of this behavior, but first of all we emphasize that usually this type of behavior usually occurs more often after five years.


Benefits of talking alone

When a child speaks alone or alone, it improves the attention capacity, since they not only focus on what they say but also on those who do. In addition, they train the language, that is, they self-correct.

On the other hand also enhances self-control, not only express emotions and feelings but also learn to control themselves as well, for example, anger or frustration, so common at these ages. They develop social skills because they represent various roles and with that they learn to be more tolerant and empathetic and also they acquire tools about the different forms of interaction.


It has another benefit that will help them in the long term and that is, children who speak alone during the game stimulate their creativity, developing strategies for conflict resolution. To endorse these benefits and to understand the reason for this fact, different studies have been made over time about how the fact that the infant speaks only during the game influences.

In one of them it was concluded that this type of behavior causes them to learn to think and stimulates logical thinking. It helps to understand what is happening around them and orders them to think, thus getting focused on their objectives and goals.


It also enhances the efficiency of carrying out a task in a loud voice, as it tells you the steps you will be taking. It helps the memory go faster and stimulates and reinforces learning.

It enhances the knowledge of oneself (fundamental for emotional intelligence) by listening to their inner voice, as well as to understand why they act in a certain way.

In short, when the child speaks alone or alone during the game, not only is it not negative and we should not worry, but, as we have seen, it provides more than one benefit for emotional, cognitive and social development.