Why play is important June 12, 2016

Play is more than just fun for babies and children. It’s how they learn, and how they work out who they are, how the world works and where they fit into it.

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The importance of play

Playing is one of the most important things you can do with your child. The time you spend playing together gives your child lots of different ways and times to learn.

Play also helps your child:

  • build confidence
  • feel loved, happy and safe
  • develop social skills, language and communication
  • learn about caring for others and the environment
  • develop physical skills
  • connect and refine pathways in her brain.


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