Play is serious work for children, not an alternative activity.
Play is necessary and important enabling children to:
- Gain knowledge, skills, concepts and attitudes in a meaningful context.
- Make informed choices becoming confident independent learners.
- Work at their own pace in a non-competitive environment.
- chieve success and acknowledge failure as part of the learning process.
- Learn to express and deal with their emotions behaving appropriately.
- Begin to shape attitudes and make sense of the world.
- Gain confidence, self esteem and develop a sense of personal identity.