BENEFITS OF DRESS-UP PLAY FOR CHILDREN And although it may appear to you as just play, when your child dons that cape, crown, costume or pirate’s eye-patch, his brain is developing in more ways than you can imagine. As early childhood educators know, play is the work of the child, and children benefit cognitively, physically, socially, […]

Sensory Play and Early Child Development

Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory activities and sensory tables facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. Spending time stimulating their senses helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally, physically and creatively.

Acquiring motor skills

Acquiring motor skills is just one part of a child’s development. Mastering both fine and gross motor skills are important for a child’s growth and independence. Having good motor control helps a child explore the world around them and also helps with their cognitive development relating to mental activities such as learning, thinking, remembering or understanding.

Benefits of Unstructured Play

1) Play is important to healthy development of the brain; 2)Undirected play helps children learn how to work collaboratively, to share, to negotiate, to resolve conflicts, and learn self-advocacy skills; 3)When play is child-driven, children practice decision-making skills, move at their own pace, discover areas of interest on their own, and ultimately engage fully in […]