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Why Inspired Minds?
The Importance Of Play-Based Learning
When children play, they become more receptive to learning. This helps them to develop important skills for life without even realising that it is happening in a way that is natural and fun.
Through play-based learning, children benefit from development in several key areas:
When young children play, their minds are challenged by various problems that need solving. Children develop an innate understanding of how the world works and how their interactions with objects and their environment can cause either favourable or unfavourable changes. Through play, children can start to comprehend the laws of physics and even start to understand the foundations for basic mathematics, among other things. This provides an excellent foundation for later cognitive learning in school and can have far-reaching consequences on their futures.
A huge part of early childhood learning is centred on physical development, wherein children learn to use their bodies with ever-increasing degrees of dexterity and precision to achieve their desired goals. Nothing accomplishes this better than playing, which challenges children to experiment with their bodies and learn new skills that are essential for life. This gives children to confidence to experiment more and discover new ways of playing and learning.
Learning how to navigate social interactions is essential to children finding happiness and success later in life. Children who do not develop competency in social skills will struggle with a range of psychological and emotional problems as they grow older. Through playing with other children and interacting with them in a freeform but guided manner, children can learn subtle but incredibly important social skills such as empathy, patience, consideration, gratitude, kindness and confidence.
Emotional development goes hand-in-hand with social and cognitive development. As children play and interact with others, they begin to develop a better understanding of their own emotions and how to process them. Social interactions help young children to comprehend the consequences of actions on emotions, and this can teach children important skills such as self-control and the ability to show kindness and empathy.