Every child’s brain-development-work is done through play. Play provides the brain building blocks that will set them up for the rest of their life. In this formative time of their lives, children gather information about the world, master the use of their bodies, learn social skills and pick up every little detail to do with fitting into the culture that surrounds them.
We already know that play is how young children learn. But learning through play is not a matter of leaving your child to do as they wish with no support. It also is not directing what they play and how they play it. How to find the balance? Why find a balance?
Thank you to Hobson mom Patricia Mackie for passing along this article from NaturePlay! Enjoy!