We all know the value of play when it comes to children. It helps them grow and develop, uses their creativity and develops their physical, cognitive and emotional skills.
Sir Ken Robinson, a ‘Creativity Expert’ explains that “The simple act of free, self-initiated play helps unlock a child’s innate creativity, imagination, interests and talents.”
But these essential skills go far beyond childhood and extend in to later life too. John Goodwin, CEO of the Lego Foundation, explained that helping kids play more “will equip them to be relevant to the workplace and to society.”
The different types of child's play
But play is a complex issue, taking many forms. If you’re a parent keen to learn more about this subject, here’s just a few different types of play to look out for:
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