Curriculum

What Is Constructive Play?

For many years, early childhood researchers have studied the role of play in the growth and development of children. They have found that 'constructive play', like food, love, care, and hope, is an essential building block for children - a critical part of the foundation children need to lead healthy, happy, and productive lives.

Experts agree that constructive play:

  • Is safe, wholesome, and non-violent
  • Stimulates children to develop skills and positive relationships
  • Inspires children to learn more about themselves and the world around them
  • Enables children to fully realize their potential
  • Encourages creativity and helps develop a child's personality
  • Makes learning fun

Source: www.naeyc.org/yc/files/yc/file/201203/Heritage_v67n2_0312.pdf

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