here has been a plethora of research around the importance of play during the early years. Play helps children’s brains develop as they learn to communicate verbally with other children and adults while the brain is making important social connections. During the formative years the brain is developing rapidly. More than 75% of brain is completely developed by the age of three, and approximately 90% by five. Research links creative play with language development as well as physical, cognitive and social development.
Here are some more benefits:
Play allows children to be happier, better adjusted and more co-operative with their peers. It is one of the most precious gifts we can give our children.
Learning Through Play
Evelyn Sullivan, M.Ed.
Director of Early Childhood Education,
North American Division
Evelyn Sullivan is the Director of Early Childhood Education for North American Division. She spent many years teaching young children to love to learn. She has combined her passion for teaching and administration to promote the importance of early childhood education.
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