The importance of play in children

The importance of play in children


  • 1 Health Development
  • 2 development of social skills
  • 3 development of self-confidence
  • 4 References

Health Development

Is the play of the most necessary practices necessary for the healthy development of children, where research has shown that approximately 75% of brain development occurs after birth, helps to play on the process of growth and development of the brain by forming links between nerve in which cells, which in turn lead to stimulate and activate, the games that do need accurate mobility skills such as the ability to hold pens, or motor skills and high jump and Calgary of the best ways to develop the child's health. [1]

The development of social skills

Helps play to develop the child's social skills, where children learn many meanings social during play such as participation, cooperation, negotiation, problem solving, in addition to acquiring the skill to apologize to others, and their ability to evolve to recognize behaviors that they should stay away from them as beating, and increasing qualities of kindness and compassion they have, and methods of self-control, where he is learning the skills of the most important things needed to move the child from childhood to adult stage and adulthood. [2]

The development of self-confidence

Is the play of the things that the evolution of the concept of self-confidence in children, where children can during play to make decisions for themselves, increasing their sense of self-sufficiency, and merit, confidence, because they are generally constrained choices their families in all matters of life, whether in the choice of the clothes that they wear, or eat, or organize appointments go to sleep, even though the parents want to do things better for the child, but this makes him feel helpless, because it does not have any decision when doing these things, but carried out based on the desires of adults, while it completely different from when exercising to play, because of the possession of freedom in decision-making, allowing him to develop his ability to express emotions, negotiate, tender. [3]


  • ↑ Jona K. Anderson-McNamee, "The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Development"، 1, Retrieved 4-4-2018. Edited.
  • ↑ GAIL SESSOMS (13-6-2017), "List of Four Functions of Play in Childhood Development"،, Retrieved 4-4-2018. Edited.
  • ↑ "Play helps children feel good about themselves",, Retrieved 4-4-2018. Edited.


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