It is important you provide the stimulation he needs. Toys you provide him serve as an attraction and stimulants for him to develop through his play during his early stages.
Play with him in an entertaining way that is more fun to help him learn. Playing with him should be fun for you both. A simple play can be swinging him from right to left like a swing or stacking blocks of wooden bricks together.
Playing with him contributes to his physical, emotional and intellectual development.
Through play he learns to communicate with you and others, count and solve problems. He also learns to respect you and get on with others like his peers, siblings, teachers which is especially important for his social development.
Play also provides an invaluable window to his personality. By observing how he plays, you can learn how he reacts to obstacles, victory and failures.
The manner of playing with him will provide you with insights of his emotions, aptitudes and preferred learning styles.
Responding to instructions through visual images, hands-on and boldness to try something unknown can be checked. Use words of encouragement and praises to motivate him during play and always use positive words.
Playing with him also serves as a bonding process. The eagerness to be involved with you in his play is very obvious when he is younger.
You need to spend time to focus on playing with him instead of trying to multi-task on mundane chores. He will detect your willingness and enthusiasm easily, so do not create negativity or no response to his request.
Bonding through play needs consistent efforts. The results of such are a special closeness between you and him as he grows.
Thus, play is a very essential and important part of your child’s life. Playing helps him to develop physically, emotionally, mentally and also creates bonding between the two of you.