“Play based learning is important as it allows children to take ownership of their learning and to let learning unfold naturally, building the foundation for who they become.” – Sally Rustomji
As adults we often remember a structured style of learning, from our nursery experiences right through to primary school. And as parents, we want to ensure that our children receive a valuable and rich education that incorporates maths, language and literacy concepts. In fact, children learn the same lessons through play, if not more.
Here are 4 reasons why play is important in kindergarten and early childhood:
1. Brain Development