Researchers tell us that children laugh more than 400 times a day during play with their friends, but what is happening to childhood in our modern world? Children traditionally spent their childhood in play, when they learned about life and also developed emotional skills that we now call Emotional Intelligence.
But today’s children, in our fast-changing world, are increasingly faced with different childhood realities. There is an increasing need for Laughter and Playfulness in children of all ages as they strive to meet the demands of school, college and parents. Laughter can help children to cope with Stress and also replace some of the play and laughter time that they are losing to formalized educational systems and changes in lifestyle.
Laughter Yoga is the best technique which inducts more laughter into children’s lives. It promotes group laughter without the needs for humour or jokes. It has proved very effective when incorporated in the education system, as it helps to eliminate the factors that cause stress levels among students and hinder healthy relationships.