Welcome to the wonderful world of parenting. A world full of excitement but also a lot of stress. You’re bound to have many questions but don’t fret as you are not alone. If you’re wondering when your infant will start wanting to play, you’ve come to the right place. Whether they start playing with a […]
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How Do Children’s Play Needs Change Throughout Childhood?
Children develop through play! Not only is it fun and natural, but children learn about themselves and the world around them when they engage in different kinds of play, from playing with dolls prams to exploring the outdoors. Children’s play preferences change as they grow up and interact with other children. But this is normal […]
When Does Imaginative Play Start for Children?
Play in early childhood is essential for a child’s development. Children learn about themselves and the world around them through play. This helps children develop and improve their social skills, fine and gross motor skills as well as cognitive abilities. You might be wondering what an appropriate age is to encourage imaginative or pretend play. […]
How Role Play Helps Children’s Development: Everything You Need to Know!
Albert Einstein famously stated that imagination is far more important than knowledge. As a society, we know about the importance of using our creativity and imagination to experiment and solve problems. But how important is creativity, specifically in the form of role playing, for child development? Can pretending to be a certain character or in […]
How Can Play Meet Children’s Individual Developmental Needs?
Play is often associated with the fun parts of life, but it’s also a wonderful way to meet a child’s cognitive, emotional, and physical needs. We’re looking at all the parts that make play important in child development, children’s individual needs, and what you can do to help your little one. Let’s get our thinking […]
Why is Creative Play Important for Children’s Development?
Creative activities provide a space for children to develop emotionally, mentally, physically, and socially. Teaching them to express new ideas through a creative activity helps to develop their brains and increases their confidence. It is important to expose children to different styles of creative expression so they can discover how they can best express their […]
Why is Outdoor Play Important to Children’s Learning and Development?
Children these days are living quite a different life than what our parents or even ourselves remember from our early childhood years. Academic pressures have increased while living space has rapidly decreased, and so has the amount of time spent in nature. Screens have taken over a lot of our attention, whether for learning, working […]
How Does Play Help Children’s Physical Development? Everything You Need to Know!
If you want to improve your child’s fine motor skills, gross motor skills, balance and spacial awareness, then incorporating various forms of play into their daily routine is the way to go. It is well known that play is vitally important for your child’s physical development. But how? Keep reading to find out! What is […]
How Does Play Help Children’s Emotional Development? Everything You Need to Know!
When a child plays with others, they learn how their behaviour can impact the emotional well-being of themselves and people around them. They also learn about expressing emotions healthily, which builds emotional resilience and regulation. Psychologists have found that play is as vital for a child’s development as educational lessons are. Keep reading to discover […]
How Does Play Help Children’s Intellectual Development? Everything You Need to Know!
Play is known to influence all areas of a child’s development positively. But how? Keep reading to find out how play impacts your child’s intellectual growth and what types of play cultivate the different skills associated with cognitive development. What is childhood cognitive development? Cognitive development in children is the maturation and expansion of their […]