Kids Potential | 10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play
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10 May 10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play

By Laurel Bongiorno – from the excellent website.

1.  Children learn through their play.

Don’t underestimate the value of play.  Children learn and develop:

  • cognitive skills – like math and problem solving in a pretend grocery store
  • physical abilities – like balancing blocks and running on the playground
  • new vocabulary – like the words they need to play with toy dinosaurs
  • social skills – like playing together in a pretend car wash
  • literacy skills – like creating a menu for a pretend restaurant…


To read the other nine important things to know – which we highly recommend – visit the NAEYC website.