Adults who can take turns, delay gratification, problem solve, acquire flexibility, negotiate conflicts, live with disappointment, and connect with the world around them lead more successful and happy lives.
We believe that exuberant, boisterous, rough-and-tumble play supports preschoolers’ development. Energetic big body play lets children use language, understand cause and effect, and learn how to negotiate, take turns, compromise, and make and follow rules. Vigorous big body play is a great way to support physical development. Because children enjoy it so much, they tend to play for a long time.
The Culture of Childhood: We’ve Almost Destroyed It. Children learn the most valuable lessons with other children, away from adults.- Posted Oct 31, 2016. Image: publicdomainpictures.net Courtesy of Dawn Hudson