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Saturday, 11 June 2011

LEARNING AND PLAYING

We all know playing is fun, but did you know it's also the most effective way for children to learn? Through play, children can practise all the skills they will need as they grow up.
 Play is very important to children as it is spontaneous. When children play, the use the experiences they have and extend them to build up ideas,concepts and life long skills they can carry with them later in life. While playing, babies and children can try different things out, take risks and do trial and error to find things out for themselves.
 Babies and children have to experience play physically and emotionally. In other words, it is not enough to provide stuff to play with. The most important element for young babies is the parent or primary carer. It is that person the baby is close to, the person that forms emotional bond with the baby. A child with this secure attachment feels able to rely on their parents or caregivers for safety and comfort, develops knowledge about communication and language , and uses these important attachment  relationships as bases from which to explore and learn about the world.


  • Get together lots of different things for your child  to look at, think about and do.
  • By making what you are doing fun and interesting for your child. You can do your chores while they are learning
  • Make sure there are times you focus completely on your child.
  • Talk about everything and anything, even the washing up or what you put on the shopping list.[you will literally be a talkative lol]. As you are sharing as much as possible your child will be picking up new words and be picking up her vocabulary.

 To grow and develop , children need time and attention from someone who is happy to play with them. We all need to make out time for play for our children because while they are playing you can get their attention  to teach them as well.

20 comments:

YUMMommy said...

Great post.

Dianne x said...

Children love playing with anything. Lovely post

Shana said...

I totally agree! Nice post. Following you back Prowling Books In the Lair. I'm also following your twitter. Thanks for visiting!

My Inspired Space said...

Thanks for following...I am following you back...love the blog...be sure to stop back and link up to my weekend hop...thanks...

http://my-inspired-space.blogspot.com/2011/06/simply-inspired-hop.html

Mrs. Marine said...

Thanks for participating in “Stalk Hop Friday!” I'm Following you on GFC as Mrs. Marine!
www.mrs-marine.com
Don’t forget to stop by next week and link up again on "Stalk Hop Friday"!

May said...

Nice post,is very necessary to play with your kids no matter how busy you are,try and make out time for them.

Laura Lowe said...

Thanks for following at my blog, Everything Beautiful In Its Time! Following you back via GFC!

Jen@Mom's Online Garage Sale said...

Thanks for following, I have returned the luv! Best of luck with your new blog.

Chef in Training said...

I am visiting from the hop! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back! thanks so much!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hi Nina!
Thanks for the follow, I've returned the favor, looking forward to seeing you back in my blog sometime!

Shirl said...

Great blog post. I'm popping over to return your follow ... :0)

ChicnSavvy said...

Thanks for following my blog! I am now your newest GFC follower!!

Lily Boxing said...

Newest follower here and Twitter. Returning the blog love.
Jenn
www.lilyboxing.blogspot.com

NinaLaZina said...

Hi, found you now. I am now on your google connect. Will stop by again. On my way to britmums- as you suggested. glad to have found you.
Nina
www.ninalazina.info

Adriana Iris said...

now following thanks for the lovely comment.

Shana said...

Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from the Monday Mingle Blog Hop. Would love a visit and a 'like' back on my page: www.facebook.com/flightlessgoose or follow my blog: blog.writerslairbooks.com. Thanks so much!

Emz said...

Hi visiting from the weekend blog hop! Please visit my blog at www.fourlittlemonsters.com and like/join/follow me back! :)

sarah hill wheeler said...

Couldn't agree more, though I often fail to lie up to it. Forget the fancy gadgets - it is time that is the most precious gift.

nikki said...

hello, found you through BMB. now following :)
i journal too, i sometimes post about my pages at http://peaceloveandlotsofgiggles.blogspot.com/
xo

Naija Mom Abroad said...

So true about them needing attention and us focusing on them sometimes. Great post.

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