Active play helps kids with coordination, balance, motor skills, and spending their natural energy (which promotes better eating and sleeping habits).
During play, kids learn to cope with emotions like fear, frustration, anger, and aggression in a situation they control. They can also practice empathy and understanding.
Playing with others helps kids negotiate group dynamics, collaborate, compromise, deal with others’ feelings, and share – the list goes on.
Children learn to think, read, remember, reason, and pay attention through play.
By allowing imaginations to run wild during play, kids create new worlds, and form unique ideas and solutions to challenges.
Play lets kids exchange thoughts, information, or messages by speech, signals, writing, or actions.