Young children are playing, learning and experimenting through play which is helping them develop quicker. Through play they also begin to get a sense of their own identity and how they might be different to other children around them, such as noticing other boys and girls. Children can benefit greatly from this through being at nursery or a playgroup from a young age.
Taking your child to play can also help build a relationship with the child and parent, as during play adults have the chance to observe a child’s behaviour and participate in their own activities. Parents can also get involved with their child’s play in order to get a better understanding of how they see the world.
As play is fun children often become very concentrated and absorbed in what they are doing, this helps to build the children’s sense of abili