Playing is, perhaps, the most effective way for a child to learn. Play promotes children’s development, learning and general well-being. During play, children develop understanding about themselves and other people. Through playing, children can process whatever is going on in their lives. Imagination allows children to experience different roles and ideas.
Our group, “the could chasers” had an opportunity to go to a kindergarten to educate children about recycling, as a part of our school project. The kids were five and six year olds, so we were wondering how to educate them in an easy way in order to actually make them learn something new. We all agreed, that little children learn the best when they can play and participate as much as possible. We played several games with them and saw how that learning method worked perfectly. The children were very engaged and excited about the games that we played. And the best part is that they all learned something new. It was a successful day to all of us.
Through play a child can improve their cognitive skills, such as thinking, memory and language. The secret about learning through playing is that when playing a new game, a child needs problem solving, thinking and understanding. Those are the exact same three things that they’ll need to learn.