Young children can develop many skills through the power of play. They may develop their language skills, emotions, creativity, and social skills. Play helps to nurture imagination and give a child a sense of adventure. Through this, they can learn essential skills such as problem solving, working with others, sharing and much more.

  1. Play helps to develop Social Skills
    Play encourages independence and responsibility.
    Through play a child learns about relationships with other people.
    Children learn to communicate when playing with each other.
    They learn to take turns and follow rules.

  2. Physical Skills are enhanced through Play
    Play helps to build strong and healthy bodies.
    Play helps children to repeat and practice new skills.
    Play improves coordination.
    Play helps children gain control of their bodies.
    Play helps children to understand the body’s possibilities and limitations.
    Play helps to develop perceptual skills which are vital for later academic learning.

    Young children playing and thinking.  Developing thinking skills through play.

  3. Play helps develop Thinking Skills
    Play helps children to concentrate, reason and organise their thoughts.
    Play encourages creativity and imaginative thinking.
    While playing children learn to solve problems and make decisions.
    They begin to understand the relationship between cause and effect.

  4. Play helps to develop Emotional Maturity
    Play encourages independence and responsibility.
    Through play a child learns about responsibilities with other people.
    Play enables children to cope with fears, anxieties, and difficult experiences.
    Play enables children to express their feelings and deal with their emotions.

    Young children playing, reaching emotional maturity. Play to learn

  5. Play is good for the Soul
    Play makes you feel good and releases happy hormones.
    Play and playfulness can reduce anxiety and fear.
    Laughter and connecting with others in play fosters a sense of belonging and connection.

Children’s play is influenced by various factors, including their age, health, physical development, home experiences, language skills, reasoning ability, intelligence, and personality type.  Join us for an exciting time of early childhood development at Clamber Club – from vibrant TODDLER and BABY classes to unforgettable PARTIES and invigorating school SPORTS sessions, we make learning, while playing, a blast!

We thank Karen Hopkins (Occupational Therapist) and Liz Senior (Clamber Club) for the contents of this blog.
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