Children may become anxious and stressed when they are faced with winning and losing. Thus, Fred Rogers devoted a week of the Neighborhood to “Games.” Children need reassurance that they will always be loved, no matter the outcome of the game they are playing. In this article for Pittsburgh Magazine, Fred offers ideas for games that are not about winning and losing.
Although, as Fred points out, games with clear rules can be helpful to children. Playtime can be an opportunity for children to learn about discipline and love.