Eat Matters, Sleep Matters, Play Matters
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As mothers, we are always concerned about our children’s eating and sleeping habit, often neglecting the importance of play. Play offers more than just fun (and mess!), it is crucial to a child’s healthy development.
Play begins early. Play comes in the form of structured (goal-oriented play) and unstructured (free-play / open-ended play). Both are equally important and key for a child’s wellbeing, growth and learning abilities.
Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, physical, cognitive, social and emotional strength. Play is essential for children to engage and interact in the world around them while exploring and testing their own limits. It is through play that children learn about their skills and abilities. Play is a great way to connect with your child and watch them learn and grow.Maria Montessori says, “Play is the work of the child.” If play is the work of the child, toys are the tools. Through toys, children learn about their world, themselves, and others.