Let Them Play!

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Report:

Play allows for peer interactions and is thus an important component of social-emotional learning

Play offers parents and caregivers a wonderful opportunity to engage fully with their children

Watching them play, and joining in on the fun promotes healthy self-esteem and unleashes joy in children.

  

Play allows less verbal children to express their views, experiences and even frustrations

Having plenty of time to play in childhood is one of the key factors leading to happiness in adulthood! They are developing skills, habits, and attitudes that will stay with them throughout their lives.

Play allows children to learn how to work in groups, share, negotiate, resolve conflicts and learn self-advocacy skills

  Play is crucial for the development of simple social skills.

  

Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity and physical, cognitive and emotional strength

Children engaged in imaginative play learn social skills, emerging mathematical skills, early literacy skills, and self-regulation. Children desperately need to have a multitude of sensory experiences on a daily basis in order to develop strong bodies and minds.

Play is important to healthy brain development

Play allows children to create and explore a world they can master, conquering their fears while practicing adult roles

When children play, they draw upon past experiences, things they have done, seen others do, heard, or seen on television. They not only practice what they already know, but also learn new things.

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