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Let the Little Children Play

© earlyeducationpros.org Let the Little Children... Play! INTRODUCTION: Children need the time, space, and opportunity to learn, grow, and process the world around them; play is the only way. I. Introducing the Benefits of Play: A. Albert Einstein Quotes: i. "PLAY is the highest form of research." ii. "Imagination is greater than knowledge." B. The act of playing is valuable learning time. i. Valuable learning experience. ii. Children need time to play alone and in ii. Types of play include: games, sports, learning activities, hobbies, and acting out life. groups. II. Key Benefits of Play to the Developing Child: A. Develops Relationships i. Sharing, compromising, and dealing with points of conflict teach children communication skills for developing relationships. ii. When observing a child playing alone, parent leadership can assist in building moral character. B. Practice Responsibilities i. Mimicry of life around them is often play that children act out. ii. Ideas of money, parenting, and teaching can be learned as children imitate bankers, moms and dads, and teachers. C. Grow in Intrapersonal Skills i. Playing in groups gives children the opportunity to develop leadership, problem solving, and moral skils. D. Recognizes Talents and Interests i. Given time to freely explore, research, and play, children will gravitate toward things that they are passionate about which become the things that are hobbies and interests later in life. E. Builds Academic Skills i. Play gives children opportunity to develop gross and fine motor functions. ii. Shapes, space, math, measurements, and problem solving skills are all appropriately introduced through play without the fear of failure. CONCLUSION Children need the time, space, and opportunity to learn, grow, and process the world around them; play is the only way. An Infographic By Tender Care Learning Centers The Early Education Professionals www.earlyeducationpros.org

Let the Little Children Play

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Albert Einstein once said, “Play is the highest form of research.” Though we may not always see it right away, taking a little bit of time each day to escape and play is crucial to our brain’s ...

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