The Benefits of Play

The Benefits of Play

In an article posted on her Movement and Learning web site, Rae Pica outlined the significant benefits of play for preschool children.  In accordance with virtually all other developmental and educational experts, she listed the following areas that are greatly enhanced by the sort of child-directed, open-ended, intrinsically motivated play that children engage in through Romp n’ Roll classes:

Literacy

Mathematical Reasoning

Creativity

Social Skills

Moreover, she enumerated some of the specific social skills that are promoted and perfected through play.  They are as follows:

Sharing

Cooperating

Negotiating

Compromising

Taking the Perspective of Others

It is nice to know that graduates of Romp n’ Roll classes will eventually be the kind of people who are not only capable of building a better world but also capable of living peaceably with each other in that world.

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