The Value of Play


Not only is play fun it enables a child’s development!

Value of Water Play

  • Enables development of sensory experiences.
  • Opportunities for solitary and cooperative play.
  • Outlet for aggression.
  • Develops concentration.
  • Develops science and mathematical concepts
  • Problem solving
  • Develops hand eye coordination.
  • Language experiences.

Value of Paint

  • Develops appreciation of colour and design
  • Opportunities for self-expression
  • Opportunities to experiment and discover
  • Develops motor skills
  • Communication of ideas and feelings
  • Release of tension

Value of Junk Material

  • Develops hand-eye coordination
  • Language development
  • Provides for concept development
  • Encourages development and success
  • Provideds opportunites for experimtnheting in both 2 and 3 dimensional constructions
  • Develops manipulative skills

Value of Sand Play

  • Provides sensory experiences
  • Opportunities to explore and experiment with different textures
  • Creative constructing and building
  • Role-playing (dramtise experiences)
  • Develops coordination and manipulative skills
  • Concentration
  • Develops science and mathematical concepts
  • Language skills-conversation

Value of Blocks Play

  • Provides opportunities for reasoning and problem solving
  • Opportunities to construct and destruct creatively
  • Encourages dramatic play
  • Learning to balance and coordinate
  • Experimenting with space
  • Descrimination and recognition of relationships between sizes, shape and number
  • Develops mathematical concepts
  • Provides for success and achievement