Here are five reasons why developmental play is so important for children:
- Brain development: During the first few years of life, your little ones brain is rapidly developing, with neural connections being formed at a rapid pace. Developmental play stimulates the brain and encourages these connections, helping to build a strong foundation for future learning and development.
- Physical development: Developmental play helps little ones develop their gross and fine motor skills. Activities such as crawling, rolling, and reaching for toys help to build strength and coordination, while playing with toys that require manipulation, such as blocks or stacking rings, help to develop fine motor skills.
- Emotional development: Play is a natural way for children to express themselves and learn about their emotions. Through play, little ones learn to regulate their emotions, develop social skills, and learn about cause and effect.
- Language development: Developmental play is an excellent way for children to develop their language skills. By playing with toys that make sounds, such as rattles or musical instruments, babies learn about cause and effect and begin to understand the relationship between sound and meaning. Playing with others also helps children to develop their language skills, as they learn to communicate with others and practice using words.
- Cognitive development: Developmental play is a great way for babies to develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. By playing with toys that require problem-solving, such as shape sorters or puzzles, babies learn to think creatively and develop their cognitive abilities. Play also helps little ones to learn about patterns, numbers, and spatial relationships.
At Gurgle & Co we aim to provide a safe and fun environment for little ones to learn, explore, and develop their skills, all whilst having fun and enjoying themselves. So why not come and see what Gurgle & Co is all about, you can book your session here.