Tip sheets: the importance of play

It’s easy to know play when you see it, but have you ever really thought about what defines an activity as play? Children engage in different kinds of play at different stages. Play is fun, but it’s so much more: it helps children learn and grow in many ways. Our evidence-based tip sheets for early childhood professionals break topics down into two parts: theory (Introducing It) and practice (Applying It). Introducing It: The Importance of Play in Early Childhood discusses various types of play. It also talks about the ways in which play supports children’s physical, cognitive, and social-emotional growth. Applying It: Incorporating Play to Support Learning and Early Childhood Development shares tips on setting up an environment that encourages children to take part in all kinds of play. Download these free resources below!

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