When we are children play is the most important part of our lives. The first friends we
play or learn with are our siblings or playmates. Plays help us to learn to communicate,
share and connect with fellow beings. That’s one of the first skill we develop within us
as a child.
Play adds creativity and transforms learning over a period of years. A child attains 90%
of brain development by the age of 5. Play is the only way of development along with
health, nutrition, protection, and learning.
Playing helps children develop physically, emotionally, mentally, linguistically and
cognitively. It helps children learn, understand and master the world. Imaginative play
enhances abstract thought and level of thinking.
Playing builds a strong relationship with the parent and their child and for children with
each other. Playing stimulates the child ’s learning abilities by fostering creativity which
builds critical thinking and promotes learning. Learning by playing strengthens the ways
to use our brain to learn and develop. Play is essentially our brain’s favorite way of
learning and it also has a deep impact on social, developmental and academic skills.
Play shows a way for children to feel more confident in speaking, expressing their inner
thoughts and interacting with adults. So it is essential to focus on play during childhood
in order to allow them to explore the environment and develop creativity.
Early childhood is the ideal time for brain development through constantly learning and
being engaged and connected with environment through playful experiences.