Playing Is Great for Your Kid
It might look like all fun and games, but when kids are playing, they're actually developing serious skills. Play helps your kid develop his mind, his creativity, his gross and fine motor skills. It also helps him work on relationships and sort out his feelings. He learns about the world around him as he plays through cause and effect. In short, play is serious business!
Play teaches your kid:
- To have a good self-esteem and confidence in his abilities.
- To deal with the good, the bad and the super sad. A lot of kids act out things that upset them during playtime.
- That he has control over himself and his world to a certain extent.
- To form good relationships with parents and peers. Sharing!
- To develop his imagination.
- Concentration skills. When he can focus on one activity for a while it's not only great for you, it's building his brain!
- Empathy. Through play your kid will learn to care for others and their feelings.
- To hone his gross motor skills.
- Ditto with fine motor skills.
- To be creative and imaginative.
- To solve problems!