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5 Benefits of Play for Children

February 20, 2018

 

Children love to play, that's no secret, but did you know that there are actually a whole host of benefits to playing? Play is not simply a luxury to be enjoyed as a treat, but an essential way in which children can grow, learn and discover. Take a look below at just 5 of these amazing benefits.

 

1. Children learn while they play
In play children come across situations that help them learn. They encounter challenges and use skills to overcome them. This helps children to develop essential skills such as problem solving and quick thinking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Play encourages imagination
When children play they learn to use their imagination, to be creative and curious. This creative use of imagination allows children to role-play and explore various scenarios. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Play boosts physical development
Different types of play boost children's physical development. In play, children climb, crawl, run and jump which helps strengthen muscles, balance and confidence. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Play promotes social skills
In play children will interact with their parents, siblings and other children. This develops important social skills including the willingness to share and understand other people. It is in play that children will form important friendships.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Play can relieve stress and worries
Children can become stressed and anxious, and they may not now how to handle such emotions. Play is an easy and effective way to release tension and leave children feeling positive and happy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you're looking for a family day out where children can enjoy the benefits of play and make new friends then visit Boomerang, for fun for all the family. 

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