Suitable for: Families of younger children
Reading time: 4 mins
Read a primary-aged Quick Read about playing.
Play is powerful stuff. It gives us time to talk together, express emotions, share feelings and build strong family connections.
Children can learn a lot about the world through play. It helps them develop into strong, healthy, and independent individuals. They learn to share and take turns, deal with disappointment, and think creatively – all essential skills they’ll need as they grow up.
It’s important to keep learning fun at a young age. It’s about doing the things with them they like. It’s not necessarily about what toys and games they have. You don’t need to spend a fortune on lots of things for them to play with. Children can have just as much fun from playing outside. The National Trust has a brilliant article on how to have fun with sticks – so simple!