According to a post on Phy.org, research by a pair of Penn State professors has shown that incorporating play into early childhood education can lead to better schoolwork among preschool and primary level students. Most of the early childhood educators believe that play-based learning can go a long way in developing the right social and cognitive skills in a child. Through play, children learn to make sense of the world around them, which enriches them with new experiences, as they learn by doing.
Another study published on earlychildhoodaustralia.org by Bodrova & Leong, 2005, has shown that young children’s play experiences allow them to explore, identify, negotiate, take risks and create meaning. Children who engage in quality play experiences are more likely to have well-developed memory skills and language development, and are able to regulate their behaviour, leading to enhanced school adjustment and academic learning.
Most of the kids these days are addicted to technology and gadgets, and are hardly motivated to experience the joys of playing a game of gully cricket with friends. It is important that you encourage your kids to play outside, even if it means getting messy in the mud!
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