Reading time: 3 minutes
Suitable for: Families of primary-age children
Read a Quick Read about playing with younger children
Playing with your child is one of those things we often take for granted. How often do we say that our children are “just” playing? But play is how children learn about the world around them.
Here are 5 reasons why play is important for your child’s development.
1: Play helps build communication skills
Your child learns how to express themselves when they play. They can role play different situations and learn ways to communicate with their friends and adults.
By playing games, children use their imaginations and think creatively. They make connections between different ideas and solve problems. This all helps them become better communicators.