My Connection to Play

My Connection to Play

“It’s not so much what children learn through play, but what they won’t learn if we don’t give them the chance to play. Many functional skills like literacy and arithmetic can be learned either through play or through instruction – the issue is the amount of stress on the child. However, many coping skills like compassion, self-regulation, self-confidence, the habit of active engagement, and the motivation to learn and be literate cannot be instructed. They can only be learned through self-directed experience (i.e. play). ~ Susan J. Oliver (author, Playing for Keeps)

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” ~ Fred (Mr.) Roger

Water spurting out from the ground is always such a pleasurable play thing for children

Wash Hands Together

Wash Hands Together

Girl Playing Alone

With the right toys, a child can lose herself in the world of toys and play for long hours with her imaginary friends.

Girl Playing

Children Playing On The Slide

Children get together to play on a slide and slide their way to fun.

Children Playing On The Slide

Photography By Nisha Patel

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Children are the future of the world. They are also the most likeable beings on the planet. Every grown-up looks forward to spending time with their kids, if they have any. And if they don’t have any, they love the idea of getting to know their friend’s or sibling’s children instead.The image of a child playing is so natural and sweet that it can help take away all the tension from a person’s life.

Children are so innocent and amusing that everyone looses sense of time when playing with them. Not only is it entertaining to hang out with children, it is also a great stress reliever. Furthermore, you will be surprised at the number of things you can learn from a child just based on their intuition and exposure. Below is a list of 30 fun and cheerful pictures of children playing.

Two girls with prams

Girls like pretending to be their mothers as seen in this cute picture of two girls playing with their prams.

Mothers and children

 

Children are the future of the world. They are also the most likeable beings on the earth. Every grown-up looks forward to spending time with their kids, if they have any. And if they don’t have any, they love the idea of getting to know their friend’s or sibling’s children instead. The image of a child playing is so natural and sweet that it can help take away all the tension from a person’s life.

Children are so innocent and amusing that everyone looses sense of time when playing with them. Not only is it entertaining to hang out with children, it is also a great stress reliever. Furthermore, you will be surprised at the number of things you can learn from a child just based on their intuition and exposure. Play was everything for me. I always had pretend friends. I came from a large family, but I love my pretend play friend. We can travel anywhere and share our dreams.

Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play also offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their children. Despite the benefits derived from play for both children and parents, time for free play has been markedly reduced for some children.

Reference

Isenberg J, Quisenberry NL. Play: a necessity for all children. Child Educ.1988;64 :138– 14

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