Play is essential to the healthy physical and mental development of a child. Play helps kids exercise creativity and develop imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive and emotional strength. Children learn how to interact, face fears, cultivate confidence and enrich their competencies and resiliency – all through play.
- Physical Benefits of Play: Develops fine and gross motor skills including flexibility, balance and agility
- Cognitive Benefits of Play: Develops strategic problem-solving and reasoning skills through games with rules, technological and pretend play
- Social Benefits of Play: Develops self-concept through interaction, builds self-esteem, perspective-taking, moral development, peer relationships and nurturing relationships with adults
- Emotional Benefits of Play: Develops self-confidence and builds self-esteem, promotes self expression and perspective-taking