Thursday, April 9, 2009

Orange Homeschool Thursday - Importance of Child's Play

This Home School Orange Thursday is now in Spring Break so I thought I would share an article on Child's Play.


Play should be a key component is early childhood. It promotes well-rounded, three dimensional development. It engages children emotionally, mentally and actively.

Play develops emotional maturity through social interactions. When children play together there is maple opportunity for socialization. Children are able to move beyond their own self-centerness to expand their knowledge of the social world.
By learning to share, to agree and to cooperate, children learn how to be a part of a social group. This understanding is essential for the formation of positive human relationships and is a very important life lesson.
Play also helps to develop a child’s attention span, gives rise to imaginative and divergent thinking, enabling children to consider situations and to solve problems in a variety of ways.
Information was obtained from "Understanding Waldorf Education - teaching from the inside out"
Now daisies pied, and violets blue,
And lady smocks all silver white,
And cuckoo buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight,
The cuckoo now on ever tree
Sings cuckoo, cuckoo


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