Importance of PLAY for children

Targeting ages 6 years to 17 years old

Importance of PLAY

Play is important for all ages of children. Children learn from hands on and through play. Children of all ages need the opportunity to be involved in some kind of play. There are different types of play and children learn from these different types of play.


The different types of play




Solitary play: the child is are completely engrossed in playing and does not seem to notice other children. Most often seen in children between 2 and 3 years-old. This type of play is the feeling of being "at one" with another being.

Body Play & Movement~~ This type of play is focus on the importance of keeping active and moving.
Object Play~~This type of play is the most obvious and easiest form of play because it involves toys. The different kinds of toys give the children different opportunities.

Social Play~~ This type of play is the rough and tumble, it is also found in the close relationship between friends.

Imaginative & Pretend Play~~ This type of play allows the children to have an imagination and explore role play. They have an opportunity to pretend.

Storytelling Play~~ This type of play allows children to tell stories and listen to stories as they see things.

Creative Play~~ This type of play allows children to be creative and make whatever they would like or thing about.







Children 6 years old to 17 years old

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Cheryl Michelle

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