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Play is more than just having fun. Play also provides kids with a chance to practice important skills. Click on the Play Skills below to learn more ... http://bit.ly/9u13A8
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Aside from having fun, kids this age gain many benefits from playing – by themselves, with you, and with peers.
Beneath its seemingly frivolous exterior, play is a serious and effective teacher. Among other things, it helps 3-year-olds:
• Increase strength, flexibility, and endurance• Fine-tune small motor control• Accelerate language development and thought• Expand creativity• Build confidence, self-esteem, and self control• Understand spatial relationships and cause and effect• Develop problem-solving skills• Make some sense of the worldIn addition, play can enable preschoolers to sharpen their social awareness. In pretend play, for instance, children learn to identify and experiement with different forms of behavior. To try to imitate someone – whether it’s a doctor, sales clerk, school bus driver, or baby – they first pick up on various cues: how the person walks, talks, dresses, and acts. They can then reproduce the mannerisms they’ve observed.Each new role that a child assumes brings her that much closer to figuring out who she is, what she likes, and how she ought to behave. It also gives her practice in manipulating symbols – a skill she’ll need later on for learning numbers and letters.
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