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Play is one of the most important activities for a child’s development. Through learning play, pretend play, creative play, and physical play, they learn skills in all areas - cognitive, language, physical, creative, and social/emotional.
Learning play is an exciting adventure for your child. When learning is fun or highly engaging, children are more likely to remember and recall. In addition, they are more likely to continue making them lifelong learners.
Pretend play allows children to use their imagination and role-play different characters. This helps them develop language skills as they name objects and act out scenarios. Pretend play also improves cognitive skills like creativity, problem-solving and flexibility of thought.
Creative play with arts and crafts, building with blocks or playing with puzzles stimulates a child’s mind and improves cognitive abilities. It teaches children about colors, shapes and spatial relationships. Creative play can boost a child’s self-esteem as they see the results of their creations.
Physical play that involves running, jumping, climbing and balancing helps children develop large motor skills. It promotes healthy growth and establishes habits for an active lifestyle. Physical play also teaches children about cause and effect as they experiment with throwing, kicking and catching objects.
At Kangaroo Kids International Preschool, we understand the importance of play for a child’s holistic development. Designed to offer a wide variety, our classrooms offer a diversity of open-ended play opportunities that allow children to explore, experiment, and learn through self-directed play. Our teachers facilitate and guide play, stepping in only when needed to further enrich children's experience. We encourage all types of play - indoor and outdoor, imaginative and physical - that cater to children's natural curiosity and instincts.
So do not deprive your little one of playtime. Play is the child’s work and builds the foundation for future learning, relationships, health and happiness.
Play is one of the most important activities for a child’s development. Through learning play, pretend play, creative play, and physical play, they learn skills in all areas – cognitive, language, physical, creative, and social/emotional.