Ideas for Facilitating Play Skills

Play is an essential component of child development.  Play is also a great time for parents to engage with their child. Research shows that play contributes to a child’s development of cognitive skills, language skills, vocabulary, problem-solving skills, attending, empathy, motor skills, and social skills.  As parents and educators, we need to create opportunities for play as much as we can.  Your children engage in imaginary/dramatic play as part of their preschool program here at the BECC.  We though you might like some ideas to facilitate this type of play at home.

Below are links to guide about the importance of play and a blog to give you ideas to try some imaginary play at home. Check them out and by all means, have fun playing!

 

http://www.childaction.org/families/publications/docs/guidance/Handout13-The_Importance_of_Play.pdf

 

DIY Pretend Play Kits

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