- Higher intelligence.
- More extensive creative abilities.
- Flexible thought processes.
- Greater sociability.
- High self-esteem.
- Better self-control skills. McGhee says it is also widely believed that having a good sense of humor can make kids more resilient.
- The first year: The first belly laugh comes from something primary carers do, such as pulling silly faces.
- Ages 1-4: Littlies can find using objects "wrongly" – such as wearing a bowl as a hat – hysterical.
- Ages 2-5: With a growing grip on language, naming objects or people silly names – like saying your nose is your belly – often gets a giggle.
- Ages 3-5: Word play and making up nonsense combinations is very funny.
- Ages 6-7: This age loves a "knock, knock" joke – and they will laugh their heads off at their own jokes.
The Real VALUE of Education
The article has been written courtesy Ms. Abirami Umashankar, Special Educator at MLZS HSR Extension. Through her valued insights and continuous support, we have been able to nurture a successful inclusive environment at Mount Litera Zee School HSR.