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Play really is a child’s work

It’s also the cornerstone of a child’s development, and that’s what’s really important to know.  Just think about it for a moment. How often do children play these days? I mean, really play?

Children should dream up their own games, let their imaginations take them to distant worlds, and invent solutions to the problems they encounter in their child-world. Play should be creative, spontaneous and full of discovery, yet it often seems that modern toys leave very little scope for imagination. Of course, this doesn’t mean that all toys are bad – quite the contrary! Toys that have been developed with a child’s milestone attainment, imagination and problem-solving skills in mind can be absolutely wonderful!

5 Benefits of child’s play:

1.       Play helps a child’s brain to develop. Children learn to think, remember and solve problems during play, and in so doing, learn about the world. They also interact with and explore their environment.

2.       Both speech and listening skills are developed, which leads to an improvement in language use, vocabulary and communication.

3.       It’s an important part of self-expression, as children often express their experiences and thoughts while playing. They also learn how to cope with intense feelings such as being sad or angry.

4.       When children play together, it teaches them social skills such as sharing, patience, kindness and negotiation. Children learn to respect others’ thoughts and feelings; role-play in particular teaches children to consider other people’s viewpoints and opinions.

5.       Often, play can be quite physical, leading to more active and healthier children. What more could a mom want?

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