10 Reasons To Play
Play is essential to human beings. To play is to experience pleasure
and gain important skills at the same time. As children play relationships are fostered
and explored, morality and fairness are modelled.To children play is the way of
exploring the world around them.
Through play children build their social, physical, cognitive, emotional and creative
It is through play that much of children's early learning is achieved.
This T2TUK/Kagan-UK workshop explores ‘Play’
- Character education – helping to develop a moral compass.
- Emotional Intelligence
– creating an ideal forum for knowing and managing emotions.
- Positive Social
Orientation – learning to play ‘with’ rather than ‘against’.
Bodily/Kinaesthetic Intelligence. Matching, stretching and celebrating!
Orientation – ‘play’ for joy, spontaneity, fantasy and expressiveness.
Participation – play as a total inclusion experience.
- Engagement – the greater
the participation, the greater the learning.
- Instinctual Playfulness – connects
to a deep instinctual side of ourselves.
- Brain Science – tells us that play
fuels the brain, helps grow more efficient circuitry and keeps you fresh and alert.
Play is the cornerstone of learning because it is the one activity that provides
physical, emotional and intellectual development simultaneously….
Perhaps that explains why Cooperative Learning is so effective!!