Skills kids learn through active play

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Garden Toys like climbing frames are fun, but toys are also tools that help children learn about themselves and the world around them. Active Play is critical to the healthy growth and development of children.

As children play, they learn to solve problems, to get along with others and to develop the fine and gross motor skills needed to grow and learn. Hospital staff often use play as a means of providing therapy to children.

Active play helps a child do the following:

Develop physical skills. Gross motor skills are developed as a child learns to reach, grasp, crawl, run, climb and balance. Fine motor skills are developed as children handle small toys.

Develop cognitive concepts. Children learn to solve problems (What does this do? Does this puzzle piece fit here?) through play. Children also learn colors, numbers, size and shapes. They have the ability to enhance their memory skills as well as their attention span. Children move on to higher levels of thought as they play in a more stimulating environment.

Develop language skills. Language develops as a child plays and interacts with others. This begins with parents playing cooing games with their children and advances to practical levels such as telling make-believe stories and jokes.

Develop social skills. Learning to cooperate, negotiate, take turns and play by the rules are all- important skills learned in early games. These skills grow as the child plays. As a result, children learn the roles and rules of society.

Climbing Frames can be a piece of equipment to provide fun for the kids but also a vital piece of apparatus in their development to becoming an adult. Not only will it keep your child healthy and active it will help with their social and language skills, and help them to adapt to the world we live in as grown ups. Please follow the link to find the range of wooden play equipment we sell https://www.selwood.ie/climbing-frames/

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