There are numerous benefits to 'learning through play’ for children’s development. This means there are ways in which we, educators or parents, can optimise this cognitive and social development, and lay a stronger foundation for the rest of children's lives. In this blog, a number of factors to consider when approaching the encouragement of play have been examined, as well as cover a few contrasting views on how to reach the best possible outcome.

1) Finding a balance between conventional learning and play

There is no doubt that play alone is not the answer to the optimal development of children of any age. There are a number of crucial benefits to learning in a conventional environment too, perhaps most chiefly the encouragement of personal discipline. Play, by its very nature, is an enjoyable and liberating experience.
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