Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia —
Each celebration has a special moment that makes it even more special. On celebration birthday, for example, blow out a candle and cut it cake always been waiting for.
The two important moments in this birthday celebration are not merely symbolic. This moment is useful for growth and development child. Here are the benefits of blowing out candles and cutting cakes for child development.
Psychologist Ayoe Sutomo says birthday celebrations by blowing candles and cutting cakes make children feel special, cared for and loved. These feelings are important for children because they can affect the way they see themselves and the world around them.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, children’s birthday celebrations can still be fun. Ayoe said children can still celebrate birthdays with the closest people. Birthdays do not have to be festive. Parents can say hello when the child wakes up, pray and eat together filled with the child’s favorite menus.
“Even though it’s just celebrating with the closest family, as long as there are words and special treatments that are different from the previous days, it doesn’t have to be luxurious, it can also be simple but also special, it can make a birthday special too,” said Ayoe.
This celebration will not reduce the special feelings that the child feels. The tradition of blowing candles and cutting cakes can also be done. Parents can use technology to host virtual birthday celebrations by inviting friends, school teachers and extended family. This moment will build bond, closeness, and quality time between parent and child.
“If there is more sustenance, being able to send special gifts on birthdays or sending gifts, it can be an alternative to celebrate birthdays during the pandemic,” said Ayoe.
In addition to celebrating a birthday which is only once a year, parents can also create special moments with their children.
It doesn’t have to be fancy, a simple way to make special food for children can be meaningful.