The Science of Play

Early exposure to creative music and movement, and inquiry-embedded play influences how your child learns and grows.

words darren ng
photo busy bees

The role that play bears in a child’s learning journey is crucial. After all, play is how a child reasons and makes meaning with the world especially when his initial understanding of the physical and social world is still expanding. In the early years of childhood, family experts like Doris Fromberg believes that it “enhances the language development, social competence, creativity, imagination and thinking skills” of a child. You will soon realise that all these components are important fundamentals to build in a child, especially in his foundation years.

It should come as no surprise when preschools include the play approach into their curriculum. Afterall, play is something that children have been doing before they start school. This approach is something children feel safe and are familiar with, hence, they are more willing to take risks and attempt new means of learning in the classroom.

Read more about nurturing the child’s love for learning through careful planning of play experiences in August-October issue of little.