Discovery Point Blog

March 10, 2017

Why Learning Through Play Is So Important

For children, there are a number of ways for them to learn some of the essential factors in life. This includes all of their academic needs through reading and studying. However, not many parents recognize the importance of play and how it can aid in the education of their children. Before you put all of the focus on studying and books, make some time for play so your student can learn to the best of their ability.

By focusing on play, children can benefit in the following ways:

  • Physical abilities: Children can balance blocks, run around the playground, and participate in other activities that can help them learn how their body works. Not only that, but it can be beneficial in keeping them healthy.
  • Social abilities: By playing, children are forced to speak with other children. This improves their social abilities and their skills in getting along with others.
  • Literacy abilities: Playing can increase your child’s ability in literacy because they may use their imaginations to play games with words. It can also increase their vocabulary and ways to pronounce new words.
  • Problem solving abilities: Children may be faced with certain issues while playing and it’s up to them to work with others to overcome the problems. This begins to build their problem solving abilities.

Play gives your child the opportunity to learn a number of things. Even if outside, they may learn about birds, nature, and more. This sets the foundation for a number of other important pieces of information that your child will learn academically.

Our team at Discovery Point of Heritage is dedicated to making sure your child has the best options when in our care. We put their needs and best interests at the top of our priority list, always working to ensure you are happy with the level of care we offer.

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