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The importance of play

Play skills and communication skills develop hand in hand. Play is one of the most influential and important ways a child learns about the world.

 By playing with both adults and children, children develop;

  • Interaction and social skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Concepts and properties
  • Lots and lots of words!

Children learn words by doing something and hearing the word at the same time, for example while scribbling, a parent might say
“you’re drawing a picture!” The child makes the connection between what they are doing and what they are hearing.