Monthly Archives: September 2017

Power of Play

September 26,2017

Children learn more through play than many adults realize. Here are just some of the things children can learn through play:

  • Creativity & Imagination — Like pretending a stick is a magic wand.
  • Social Skills — like taking turns when playing a game, sharing, and cooperating.
  • Literacy Skills — like how to hold a pencil by coloring. Or making a sign for a lemonade stand.
  • Vocabulary – like the word “stethoscope” when playing with a toy doctor’s kit.
  • Balance and Coordination– like when playing hop scotch or jumping rope.

Experts who have studied play explain that learning and playing go hand-in-hand and recommend that children have time to play every day. Play is healthy for positive development of both minds and bodies.