Fundamental in a child’s development

Learning through Play

Play is some serious fun and is fundamental in a child’s development. Babies and children learn through play, Play is a natural way for young children to learn. A well planned indoor and outdoor environment is vital in providing children with absorbing and stimulating activities which enable them to learn through meaningful play experiences.

Child Development

Physical Development:

Any play that involves active movement encourages a child’s gross and fine motor skills. Holding and exploring objects develop fine motor and cognitive skills. Gross motor skills include grasping, running, jumping, dancing, crawling, rolling, catching, carrying, pushing, pulling, kicking, etc. Fine motor skills include pincer grip – holding an item between finger and thumb, hand and grip control, pre-writing skills, holding a pencil, completing tasks such as threading, sewing boards, pegboard, and puzzles.

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Engaging in play activities

The physical development of a child is encouraged through engaging in play activities, such as:

 

  • Crawling towards a toy they want, to walking with a toy that they push or pull. Playing increases a child’s mobility, muscle development and their awareness of their own physical ability.
  • Songs and games with actions also help physical skills.
  • Physical play teaches older children the social concepts and turn taking, rules and competition when taking part in games and sports.

Social, and Emotional Development:

Play gives babies and children opportunities to explore social concepts with each other, such as giving, sharing, taking, and turn-taking. Language skills occur across each of these sections, and developing too, are emotions. Play helps a child express love, self-awareness, self-esteem and promotes independence.

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Social, and Emotional Development:

Play gives babies and children opportunities to explore social concepts with each other, such as giving, sharing, taking, and turn-taking. Language skills occur across each of these sections, and developing too, are emotions. Play helps a child express love, self-awareness, self-esteem and promotes independence.

Play activities to promote emotional development are:

 

  • Games or activities that include sharing and giving. Try using each other’s names during activities.
  • Looking at and identifying parts of their body by touch, drawing pictures, or looking in the mirror.
  • Engaging in social and symbolic play – such as puppets, dolls, teddies.
  • Playing ‘peek-a-boo’ and ‘hide and seek’ help to encourage a sense of self and develop independence. These are useful to help with separation anxiety.

Imaginative play explores the world we live in, from pretending a cardboard box is a house or a spaceship, to sock puppets and teddy tea parties, play actively encourages a child to learn and express their thoughts and feelings in relation to themselves in the world around them.

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Elsmore Crèche is owned by Tracy Smullen and Claire Doyle who both have a wealth of experience in childcare. We are committed to provide the highest quality childcare for all our families. Professional policies and procedures are in place, which ensure to provide a safe, clean, warm, stimulating age-appropriate and nurturing environment in which each child can develop,  grow and actively explore

For more information or to arrange a showaround please contact us via here

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