There is no voice louder among the pioneers of social networking sites in Egypt than the voice of the “dancing cactus”, as talk about it has dominated most of the discussions that took place between users of these sites over the past days, since the beginning of August .
From talking about the atmosphere of joy and wit that it creates, and searching for places to sell it in Egypt, to demanding a reduction in its prices due to their urgent need to acquire it. This is how the conversations took place among the pioneers of social networking sites about the game over the past few days .
The matter did not end with the above, as some have recently talked about the benefit of the “dancing cactus” for children. Some even promoted it as one of the modern tools for teaching children to speak at an early age .
Regarding the above, Mona Shata, a child psychiatrist, says that this game is like other children's games that are based on the elements of entertainment and entertainment .
Shata added, "This game is suitable for children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years, because this age group does not know how to play it, and then it is a good option to reduce their tantrums and improve their mood ."
Shata denies that the "Dancing Cactus" has any educational or educational role, or that it has caused any major changes in behaviour. She pointed out that talking about the possibility of teaching a child to speak through it is "words that have no basis in truth ."
Shata warns against excessive use of it by children so that they do not develop autism, because she repeats what they say, according to her performance of some showmanship, which makes the child spend a long time enjoying what he says. As well as it may come to imitate her movements. And then he has repetitive movements syndrome, which is one of the characteristics of autism,” she said .