Some of our most valuable learning experiences occur outside of the classroom, this is especially true during early childhood when children can play and build up their social skills.
A large number of studies have revealed and detailed this unique learning process of how the seemingly simple act of playing encourages younger kids to build up their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual abilities.
Play is a basic component of early mental development — those who engage in play as children later become adults that are better ready to adjust to various social circumstances and steer through complex life occasions.
Socialization is pretty much synonymous with “play” during one’s early childhood. Play normally prompts socialization and prepares individuals to take part in a social gathering by displaying its standards of behavior. Socialization has four essential objectives: controlling one’s impulses, developing a good conscience, preparing individuals for various roles in society, and developing shared wellsprings of meaning and value.
Communication with other kids is a significant component in one’s learning. Kids that interact regularly with other children further their personal development. Experiencing and playing with peers moves them to comprehend the thoughts of others and to communicate and safeguard their own thoughts. They figure out how to converse with their companions, learn patience, and develop collaborative skills. The entirety of this will help create and fortify fundamental social skills that will be essential later on in life.
The act of playing opens the door to the wider world that children will eventually grow up to participate in. Through play, children realize the impact they have on their immediate surroundings while furthering their physical, social, and mental development.
Playing during early childhood has been proven to improve mental capacities for dynamic reasoning, memory, and creativity. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, it gives kids the self-assurance and experience they need to overcome new difficulties.
As you can probably now see, playtime isn’t “just” playtime, it’s an essential part of early childhood development that cannot be ignored. But when both parents of a child are working, how can they find these playtime opportunities? We suggest after-school and summer programs where children can have a ton of fun and learn simultaneously.
If you want to learn how to regularly incorporate playtime into your child’s routine and how ISSP does this on its campus, please contact our admissions team for further assistance.