Benefits of Play
Date posted: January 6, 2016
Play is important for healthy child development.
Through play, children develop the neurological building blocks essential to further learning and growth. They form connections, build social and emotional skills, and develop positive long-term attitudes to discovery and learning. Play is not an alternative to learning. It is not a diversion from learning. Rather, it provides the foundation for learning and has an important role in shaping a child capacity for, and attitude towards subsequent learning. – The Case for Play, 2015.
To learn about some of the research that indicates the long-lasting, positive effects of play in childhood, read The Case for Play.