Play prepares children for school

By Words Grow Minds January 23, 2024 11:31 pm

Play is so much more than just what a child does for fun – its literally how they learn about the world around them. Plus, it’s the perfect way to prepare your child for entering preschool or school environments.  

Important lifelong social skills are often learned through play, such as turn-taking and sharing, cooperation and even patience! 

Drawing pictures and scribbles readies children with the fine motor skills needed to start writing, pretend games foster imagination and can introduce new words, and playing shops can be a child’s introduction to numbers and the concept of money.  

Providing children with a range of play activities with both the loved adults in their lives and other children will build a solid foundation for future learning when they begin their formal education.