It may just look like having fun, but for children, play is serious work and is vital to proper cognitive development. Triple P’s Francisca Puga explains.
The more you learn about the way young brains are wired, the more interesting and enjoyable it becomes to watch children grow and pick up new skills, words, and ideas every day.
We’re fortunate to live in an age where we now understand so much more about what’s going on inside a child’s head and how different types of play contribute to that, yet for many parents and carers it’s still a bit of a mystery.
It’s through reading and understanding more about the importance of play that we can make time we spend with children more enjoyable and valuable for them, and for us…