Why Play Is Important To Your Developing Child

Child development play is a very important part of your child growing up. Play helps him…

  • Have a sense of well being and good self-esteem
  • Deal with tragedies and setbacks
  • Have a sense of control
  • Make good relationships with you and his peers
  • Understand and care about others
  • Be creative and imaginative, think and have ideas, develop concentration
  • Be physically co-ordinated.

Your child want you to be involved in his play. There must be a concerted effort on your part to set aside time to play with him.

You need to learn how to play with him though some play may be silly. These are the reasons for the importance of your child’s play.

Play is a very important part of your child’s life. When playing, his brain is at work. His brain is progressively influenced by the environment, on what he’s being exposed to which thus will have a long term impact on him.

When you play regularly with him you impart your family values and influence his behaviour and attitude at home and at school.

As soon as he enters this world he’s primed to learn. You will see this very distinctively when observing his imitation and learning process in his early years. His mind is like empty memory cache; whatever you feed to his mind will be stored in his memory.