Why PLAY?

girl playing in sand, playpack

In this fast paced digital world, building a solid platform for your child’s development still requires going back to the basics of old fashioned play.  A parent can harness their child’s natural curiosity and in doing so build a strong and trusting connection.

The benefits of PLAY (Yes, this stuff is POWERFUL and backed by research):

  • Develops language skills
  • Acquisition of developmental motor skills
  • Develops all the senses and ability to process new stimuli
  • Develops problem solving skills
  • Increases executive function (working memory, self control of thought and action, planning)
  • Develops empathy and emotional understanding
  • Develops social skills
  • Establishes the foundations for literacy and academic learning
  • Develops listening and comprehension skills
  • Lets us be mindful and enjoy the moment
  • Develop deep and trusting relationships with peers, playmates and parents/carers
  • Exercise and activity
  • Sets the foundation for conversations and reciprocal interactions

If you would like to read about how we harness this power of play in our packs, check out our blog here.