Most parents and teachers are aware that children explore the world through playing and learn many life skills along the way. ‘Undirected play’ teaches children ways to work in groups, negotiate, share, and resolve conflicts. Whereas when play is controlled by adults, children tend to learn adult rules or concerns and lose other benefits. A paper published by American Academy of Pediatrics lists a few factors why playtime for some children has been reduced considerably in the last few years. Major factors included hurried lifestyles, changing family structures, and a lack of recess.
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The book Human Development by D. A. Louw lists characteristics of play, according to researchers Garvey (1977) and Grieve (1992).
They are as follows:
The report published by the Toy Industries of Europe in 2021, Play In Children’s Development, Health And Well-being, lists a few benefits of play for children.
Playing is an important part of childhood development. Parents can encourage their children to play for a certain amount of time every day to get these benefits. They can help by setting an age-appropriate playroom for children. Playing every day will certainly benefit the children in the long run.
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