Children learn through play. They learn how to interact with others and develop critical life-long skills. There are many benefits of play and all are important for creating healthy and whole children.
Cognitive: Children learn to think, read, remember, reason and pay attention through play
Creative: Through play, children engage their imaginations to create new worlds, form unique ideas and meet challenges through problem solving
Physical: Active play helps kids with coordination, balance and motor skills and lowers their risks of obesity and heart risks later in life
Social: Playing with others helps children collaborate, compromise, deal with others’ feelings and share
Communication: Play lets kids exchange thoughts or information through speech, writing or actions
Emotional: Through play, kids learn to regulate their emotions by finding ways to cope with fear, frustration, anger and aggression. They also practice empathy and understanding