The Importance of Play
Play is a primary context for learning and is a very important part of a child's development. Through play children learn to interact with the world around them, use their creativity, develop their imagination, build curiosity, use critical thinking, learn problem-solving skills, as well as develop physical, cognitive, social, emotional, fine and gross motor skills. While involved in play, children are learning to interact with others, observe adult role models, make new friends, explore how things work, develop pre-reading skills, listen to music, share, be creative through art work, learn to share an adult’s attention, and many other learning experiences inspired through play. That is why play is a very important part of our curriculum: Play helps children to develop essential skills they will need later in life.