Albert Einstein was right when he said, “Play is the highest form of research.” In the last few years, several research reports have proved that learning through play has a lasting impact on growth on children’s minds.
Albert Einstein was right when he said, “Play is the highest form of research.” In the last few years, several research reports prove that learning through play has a lasting impact on growth on children’s minds.
Through this post, we have also listed some essential benefits of learning through play. This helps to understand why some playschools in India are moving towards this educational approach.
Here we go…
Enhances communication skills
Your success in life largely depends on how well you communicate. At least, it is true in the majority of cases. At the elementary level, the child starts developing language and speech skills if is indulged in play. It doesn’t whether he/she is playing alone or with others, though the latter is preferred. Regular sessions also enhance listening skills, something crucial in the present scenario.
Development of social skills
When a child starts working with others towards a common goal, he/she learns the importance of collaboration. It doesn’t look difficult to negotiate, cooperate, or share. When learning through play, children can express their emotions without even speaking. Even emotions like anger or sadness can be expressed through this approach.
Memory and intelligence
Did you know that offering toys during infancy can boost the IQ of kids? This was reported by the University of Arkansas during a study involving three-year and 4.5-year old kids. Not only this, but the students also learn to analyze information and apply it in the context of the environment, something known as critical thinking.
In mid of psychological and emotional development, we ignore the importance of physical development. In reality, a child can develop his/her motor skills through play. It’s a no brainer that constructing models using educational kits and bricks is equivalent to physical exercise. Not only they become more active and stronger but also boost their flexibility and endurance.
The Bottom Line:
Due to all these benefits, we emphasize learning through play in our playschools in India. The best part is that kids don’t feel bored or irritated. Most of them look forward to returning to their classes.