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Why Play Is Important For Development

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“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.” ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Play is an important activity that contributes to the overall mental and physical development of children. It has many benefits for children. It reduces stress and improves health; play and learning go together, as play is a child’s way of learning. Play also increases children’s social competence and emotional maturity. But play isn’t just about having fun. During playing games, children also learn and practise all those skills they will need when they grow up.

Education.com says that school success largely depends on children’s ability to interact positively with their peers and adults. Play contributes to children’s gross motor development. They become aware of their bodies as they must actively use it while playing. For instance, when children first learn to hop, they do so for the joy of hopping. Later, they integrate their hopping skill into many games such as hopscotch and jump rope games.

To know more about how play is vital for your child’s development, take a look at the ClipBook “Why Play Is Important For Development.”

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