Play is more than just fun, it is an important tool for kids' development. Here are some of the top ways your child is benefitting from play:
1. Building their Imagination
Playing with toys can help kids use their imagination, they realize a block can be anything they want it to be.
2. Develop Social Skills
By playing with their peers kids are able to learn how to follow rules, work with others and to take turns.
3. Develop Gross Motor Skills
Playing outside is a great way to help your child develop gross motor skills like running, throwing, pedaling and balance.
4. Develop Fine Motor Skills
Activities like building with blocks and reading beads on a string are great ways to build fine motor skills and pincher grasp.
5. Develops Problem Solving Skills
Working out problems while playing with a friend or figuring out how to make the block tower stand help develop kid's problem solving skills.