Play: A Child's Work
Young children learn from play.
They learn everything they need to know to function in the world.
Their play is quite purposeful. It is not as random as it may
seem to appear.
* critical to all aspects of a child's development
* often overlooked by parents as a valuable tool
* a preventive measure to discipline problems
* offers a natural way for a child to learn
* essential in forming a positive relationship between parent
Even when children misbehave they are probably trying to learn
As parents, we look upon children's
activities as just play and often overlook its real importance.
Here is list of play's value:
* Outlet for energy
* Rehearses real life situations
* Works out strong feelings
* Strengthens family bonds, when parents and children play together
* Develops concentration and coordination
* Teaches all kinds of skills
* Teaches how to solve problems
* Teaches creativity
* Teaches how to get along with both children and adults
* Teaches from experience
* Develops confidence in one's ability
* Keeps children busy and less likely to get into trouble
Children learn everything from
play. Their natural curiosity leads
them to learn. It is what childhood is all about. You can add
a great deal to their children's development by allowing reasonable
freedom to explore, providing interesting playthings, and playing
with your children frequently.
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