10 Ways That Play Helps A Child’S Development

Nov 19, 2019



The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has acknowledged that play is an essential part of a child’s development such that it is considered a right of all children.  Every child deserves the opportunity to develop their full potential through healthy play. 

Let’s dive into the 10 ways play helps children develop because at the end of the day we want to know we did our best to provide our children best opportunities for them to reach their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally.

  1. When children play, they are developing skills in all important areas: cognitive, physical, communication,social, and emotional. They practice and reinforce these skills in a way that can’t be achieved through worksheets or screen time.
  2. Play promotes healthy habits by actively engaging children in the world around them. This counteracts issues many children face today, such as childhood obesity
  3. Play is a natural stress reliever and an outlet that allows children to work through their anxiety and fears.
  4. Play allows children to test out new ideas and make connections between their previous experiences and their current explorations.
  5. Play nurtures and builds confidence.
  6. Play helps children become problem solvers.
  7. Play builds feelings of empathy, creativity, and collaboration.
  8. Play increases resiliency.
  9. Play builds strong, healthy bodies.
  10. Play promotes dexterity and hand-eye coordination.

Parenting Tips - Encouraging Play

Children need unscheduled time to explore and discover.  They learn best in safe environments that encourage interaction with parents and peers. Outdoor play is especially important for children’s overall health because it is one of the best places to combine all the benefits of play.

We encourage you to visit your local Backyard Adventures dealer where knowledgeable play set designers will work with you to customize the play system that’s right for your family, your budget, and your backyard. Most importantly, your experience at one of our dealer showrooms will bring to life all these benefits, and more, of owning a Backyard Adventures playset!

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