How Children Benefit From Playing

Athena By Athena , 15th Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Playing is very important, for it is the baby's initial step towards developing many skills needed for life.

The Lifetime Benefits a Child Gets From Playing

Through playing, the baby learns to use the hands and feet. Allowing for plenty of freedom to move, kick, and stretch helps the baby learn to control his muscles. At bath time, also allow your baby to kick and move freely.

Toys keep the baby happy. Just avoid handing the baby toys with sharp edges, buttons, fur, or loose objects on them. A baby does not need too many toys. Invest in a few good quality non-toxic toys. Too much toys will only excessively excite your baby unnecessarily.

As your child grows older, the companionship of other children, either family members or friends will be needed. It is important for a child to play games with other children, too. Physically playing and interacting with human playmates teaches them social skills that they can use as they deal with other people as they get older. We are not ruling out the virtual playmates, but, a parent should know how to set the balance.

Part of the parents' responsibilities include not only to provide the basic needs like food, clothing, and a place called home but also the playmates of just about similar age level if possible. This is the time to teach children about the principles of fair play and understanding the feelings of others. The earlier a child learns how to play fair and how to respect other people, the easier it will be to apply these important traits later in life.

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15th Sep 2012 (#)

You are so right Athena, Play is so very important for children it helps their development in so many things,their unique potential and creativity, working in groups allow them to learn how to resolve conflicts and the important meaning of sharing

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