Play is an important part of the Art Yowza day. By play, I mean pure play — unstructured, child motivated and directed. Imaginative play takes it’s own time to develop where the kids are making their own games and rules. We mix play and art work throughout the day. When the kids come in from play, the art is enriched by the ideas and community they’ve shared.
I found this video about play through the blog Half-Full: The science of raising happy kids.
1. Play helps kids regulate their emotions and behavior
2. Imaginative play helps kids develop their social skills
3. Lack of play time in our culture is slowing the cognitive development of our children.
Click here to read more about how to encourage play at your house .