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Playing Games Are Serious Business

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More than just a chance to have fun, playing games is serious business when it comes to a child's health and development.

Written by: Bellbird  

Games

 

 

Children of all ages love to play games.

 

More than just a chance to have fun, playing games are serious business when it comes to a child's health and development.

 

From 'Peek-a-Boo' to Hide-and-Seek, from Duck, Duck, Goose to hopscotch, the many forms of playing games enrich a child's brain, body, and life in important ways.

 

These can be quiet games indoors such as memory or card games to loud outdoor games involving balls, hoops and whistles.

 

As children grow and learn through repetitive experiences they develop the confidence to make up their own games, they decide on rules, what to use and who can be involved. 

 When children play games and are involved in playing games they:

  • Share humour, happiness and satisfaction
  • Seek out and accept new challenges, make new discoveries, and celebrate their own efforts and achievements and those of others
  • Develop skills to cooperate and work collaboratively with others
  • Learn turn-taking skills, concentration, follow rules, make decisions
  • Learn and practice maths and literacy skills, inlcuding counting and following instructions 

 

Giving your child plenty of opportunities to play is one of the best ways to help them grow into curious, creative, healthy, and happy adults equipped with the important life skills they will use everyday.

 

Games

Classic Games Set

Skipping rope

Hoops

Balls

Egg and spoon set

Bean bags

Parachutes

 

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