The benefits of play

We believe that creativity, positive experiences of learning, independence, and challenge are best delivered through high quality play, and we are not alone in this. There has been a considerable amount of research into the benefits of play and the types of play that are most effective. Research reviews on the subject often come to the same five key features of impactful play and these inform our provision.

Positive child interactions and opportunity to interact with their peers using play is the foundation for developing healthy social and emotional regulation. Early social interaction promotes plasticity in the brain to help cope with challenges later in life and playing and exploring through play is the ideal catalyst for meaningful talk.

To read more from Gareth Davies’ article: The Wonder of Play