Children need to play
Children develop healthy bodies, minds, social and emotional capacities, thinking and learning abilities as they play.
Play is natural, meaningful and motivating and necessary for children's mental health and wellbeing.
Questions we have about play―it's benefits and what we can do
- How do children learn through play?
- How can educators and families support children's play?
- Does play really help children feel good about themselves?
- Is there anywhere else I can go for further information?
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