“Play is essential to development as it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of children and youth. Despite the benefits derived from play for both children and parents, time for free play has been markedly reduced for some children.” Australian Academy of Pediatrics.
Why Play? Here are just a few reasons…
- The play has been scientifically proved to be good for the brain.
- Play teaches us to use our imaginations.
- Rough-and-tumble play teaches us how to cooperate and play fair.
- Play helps us learn to be friends.
- Sometimes the best way to learn a complicated subject is to play with it.
- Kids do better academically when they have recess.
- Physical play delays mental decline in old age.
- A little play can help solve big problems.
- Playing at work is not just useful; it’s essential.
- When we get to play right, all areas of our lives go better.