Benefits of Play:

  • Play is essential for healthy brain development
  • Play is the medium through which children learn
  • Play sparks creativity and curiosity
  • Play is natural
  • Play is critical for expanding cognitive, language, social, emotional and motor skills
  • Play is a dynamic process
  • Play experiences provide learning opportunities
  • Play helps children gain a better understanding of the world around them
  • Through play, children learn how to learn
  • Play enhances problem solving skills
  • Play is motivated by pleasure
  • Through play, children discover, interact, absorb, experience, create, explore and learn
  • Play allows children the opportunity to practice new skills
  • Play facilitates productive and appropriate social interactions with peers and adults
  • Play enhances a child’s ability to concentrate
  • Play helps children learn to deal with frustration
  • Play fosters independence
  • Play offers children a variety of opportunities for testing boundaries and taking risks
  • Play provides children with opportunities to make choices and exercise control over their actions
  • Play provides sensory-rich experiences
  • Play fosters self-esteem
  • Play is fun