“Play is essential for a child's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. It helps them learn to process the world.”
Play is a natural and developmentally appropriate way for children to make sense of their world. Much like how an adult gains insight from reflection and building an increased sense of awareness; children benefit from being able to play-out intense feelings, and thus gain a sense of control over an adult driven world.
Coming off the heels of the pandemic we hope to highlight the emotional, social and developmental benefits of incorporating more opportunities for play. "Parents can help children return to play by incorporating it into family routines, thereby modeling its importance."
Please see the tips provided in the attached article about how to incorporate play into your child’s everyday life.