Physical Activity

Physical activity also increases our levels of the protein Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF), which is essential for neurological growth (White 2017). It helps to build neural connections, maintain healthy neurons, and is linked to memory and higher-order thinking. Likewise, physical play can help increase our serotonin levels – a chemical that contributes to our sense […]

How is playing essential for kids?

Playing is essential for healthy growth and development of children. Physical play, in particular, is associated with a decreased risk of obesity, improved self-esteem, and improved academic performance. Playgrounds can play an important role in supporting physical activity and maintaining a healthy BMI in children, especially in dense urban environments like Chicago. The quality and […]

PreSchool Environment

The physical environment of the early childhood classroom contributes profoundly to children’s learning and social development. Classrooms and their adjacent spaces must be created with this research in mind. Unfortunately, evidenced-based classroom design has not traditionally been at the forefront in the dialogue on educational quality. While parents, educators and designers recognize the need for […]

Play Activities

Play is the child’s way of learning and through this children receive information from the surrounding environment to use it in their physical and mental development. Playing helps children learn and develop as individuals, and as members of the community. Developmental Benefits of play include creativity and imagination, learning to solve problems, discovery and reasoning, […]

Play based learning

The use of play-based learning strongly supports the promotion of socialization amongst the children and the development of language. There has been a recent increase in the number of students who enter the early education system as English as A Second Language Learners (ESL); There has been a need for students to receive additional instruction […]

How is playing important?

Play is an essential activity for all children. It is one-way children explore their world. It helps children to exercise imaginative and creative thinking in a safe, secure setting. Playing in groups help childrenv alidate their thinking with that of other children. Through such play activities, children develop social maturity. They learn how to cooperate […]

Play based learning

  Learning through means of ‘play’ which ranges from active-play that requires physical, verbal or mental engagement to pleasurable play that emphasises on enjoyment as a key feature. The manner in which children interact with one another and perform independently is learned from their surroundings, experiences and by parents and teachers. If an education system […]

The role of adults in children’s play

Children learn and develop through activities other than play, they learn and develop more effectively through activities that are playing. Play is beneficial as it is children’s natural way of learning and exploration. Play is a complex set of different behaviours that would be more productive concerning understanding its contribution to development. In general, however, […]

Role of play in the development of children

Play is the child’s way of learning. Through play, children receive information from the surrounding environment to use it in their physical and mental development. While playing, children learn and develop as individuals, and as members of the community. Developmental Benefits of play include creativity and imagination, learning to solve problems, discovery and reasoning, symbolic […]

Play Equipment design and height

The long, low designs of equipment are preferable to those where height is the dominant feature. The play equipment must offer safe escape systems and routes. The essential design consideration is the space in and around each individual item of equipment: the minimum use zone. This is calculated by taking into account the space occupied […]