Top 3 Benefits of Learning Through Play
1. Play Encourages Communication
When children are playing they talk and listen, which develops their speech and language skills as well as listening skills.
2. Play Improves Cognitive Development
The evidence supports the connections between cognitive ability and high quality pretend play.
3. Play Encourages Relationship Building
Play helps to promote the development of social skills.
The ingredients of play are precisely the ones that fuel learning: in addition to promoting a state of low anxiety, play provides opportunities for novel experiences, active engagement, and learning from peers and adults. - Silvia A. Bunge, Ph. D. University of California, Berkeley