Promoting the child's social and moral development through play
Through relationships developed by the child during play, he learns to recognize his strengths and weaknesses, natural behaviours and social skills.
Play provides the child with all the elements needed to shape his identity and concept of the world.
The child must observe his own reactions and those of other children, deal with success and failure, and develop resilience. Consequently, having fun with playmates means that the child must learn to cope with others and come to terms with individual personalities and reactions.
Through interaction and analysis carried out unwittingly by the child, he learns that he is different from his playmate. He must take a stance, but also include the playmate, as he is, in play. This reinforces his identity.
At the same time, emotional relationships outside the family circle grow and socialization begins to take shape. Of course, family relationships play a role in determining the child’s sociability. For example, if a child has spent time playing board games at home, he will likely have better relationship-building skills than the child who preferred solitary play. Many aptitudes are developed within the family. All take root and are refined through play.
Children learn through play ! This is why Jambette develops and designs play equipment that promotes the child's social and moral development. To learn more about how play contributes to every aspect of child development, download our Clever Little Guide to Getting Children Out to Play .