How often do parents get an opportunity to play? Particularly mums
Play feeds your soul
Play enables children to:
• Express themselves
• Explore language freely, develop vocabulary
• Explore feelings and find out about themselves and others
• Develop co-operation, care, consideration
• Exercise choice and make decisions
• Use mathematical language and develop mathematical concepts
• Develop a range of motor skills
• Adapt, risk taking, problem solving
• Explore a fantasy world of their own creation
For your children play is vital. Play is a child’s work.
Everything a child does, or doesn’t do, influences the next stage of their development. The early years are the time when a child’s brain is developing, making connections and creating a network of skills that are built on throughout their lives.
Play is important for everyone – adults too