Play in Early Childhood

Playing with young children sparks imagination, creativity, problem solving, negotiating relationships and a huge variety of intellectual and other skills – in fact everything they need to know about life and how to live in the world! Play is also a child’s right and we as parents and adults have a very important responsibility to make sure that children have time, opportunity and materials to play.

This video – created by the Centre on the Developing Child at Harvard University – perfectly summarizes the incredible impact that playing with our children has on their development.