Play is key to a child’s development and well-being. While children play, they learn to use their senses and cognitive skills to make decisions and solve problems. Play encourages curiosity and provides children with the opportunity to explore. It has been linked to cognitive development, social development, emotional development, physical development, literacy skills, the list goes on.
If you are interested in understanding the connection between play and child development, I would encourage you to explore the following resources:
I will be posted more frequently about play, it’s importance, and the different ways we can present play to children of various ages. I hope that these posts inspire you to provide your child with a wide variety of play opportunities- and have fun!