PLAY : A FOUNDATION FOR SCHOOL
Although some might dispute the fact that play makes academic learning more accessible, it is nonetheless true!
By playing, the child will have mastered his language, improved his vocabulary and enriched his ability to communicate. As a result, there is a good chance that learning to read and write will come more naturally to the child.
Because the child will have to sit up straight at his desk, particularly for writing, he must build muscle tone, which is what play does, especially physical play outdoors.
Also, while playing, the child discovers which hand – right or left – is his dominant hand.
Finally, in the time and space of play, concepts are inevitably clarified, including over-under , front-back , high-low and before-after . These concepts are very important in reading, writing and mathematics, just like right-left.
To read more on this topic, Jambette invites you to download its Clever Little Guide to Getting Children Out to Play HERE