Why is play so important?

Why is play so important?

Play is very important for a child’s development. It is an integral part of a child’s ‘early years’ which lays the foundation and supports their learning journey to be ready for school.

Learning through play is a term used in education to describe how a child can learn to make sense of the world around them.

Through play children develop physically, mature emotionally, acquire social skills and learn cognitive skills, as they gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.

Through play and with the use of natural objects from their
environment and educational toys, children learn many
different skills they will need in their life such as:

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