Play is one of the most important elements of early childhood education. It helps children develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Play also builds social and emotional capabilities. Without play, young children are at a disadvantage in all aspects of their lives.

From an educational standpoint, it’s hard to underestimate the power of play. There is growing evidence that play has a significant impact on academic achievement and well-being in young children. For early childhood educators, however, play can be difficult to find and use effectively in classrooms. That’s where learning through play comes in.

Learning through play is a process of using various activities as tools for learning about different topics and concepts. It’s also an effective way to build relationships with classmates and teachers (especially during challenging moments). With the right setup and plan, playing can be a powerful way to learn about new things, explore your interests.


Play is a great way to learn.

Play is a type of activity that helps children learn. Play can help children develop their physical and emotional health, as well as their social skills. It can also help children learn about themselves and the world around them.

Kid Using montessori toy

How does play help children learn?

Play is an effective way to learn. Play can help children develop problem-solving skills, sound judgment, communication, coalition building, critical thinking, and more. Play also helps parents teach their children important life values like responsibility, moral codes, and discipline.

Play is essential for development.

Without play, young humans would not be able to grow into healthy adults. Playing regularly is vital for developing healthy bodies and minds by helping kids learn how to interact with others effectively, solve problems creatively, think critically, socialize effectively, and more. By playing regularly in our lives, we can cultivate the basic capabilities that make us successful as adults—including intelligence, creativity, empathy, focus on task performance rather than self-promotion or distractions (such as screen time), Asynchronous Learning (the ability to "switch off" during activities to retain information), Task/Space Awareness (the ability to pay attention evenly throughout a conversation or activity), Decision Making (the ability to make good decisions quickly without complex calculations or long deliberations), Weakened immune systems (a lack of antibodies causes diseases such as cancer), Poor Sleep hygiene (making sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep per night), etc.—we are helping our young humans become healthy adults who will have a better chance at preventing many chronic illnesses and living longer lives overall.

Mother Playing with Kid