Shakespeare wasn’t very far off when he had Hamlet announce that the play’s the thing.
Play is a fundamental necessity for healthy brain development and emotional and psychologically well-being. In fact, playfulness is the number one indicator of emotional and psychological well-being.
To see how play benefits home-based education, check out my course on Home Education: Rest, Play, Learn.
To learn about the benefits of play in child development and maturation, consider Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s course on Play 101: a primer for parents, teachers, and therapists. Check out this little taste of his ideas here.
Otherwise, peruse my little library of information that looks at the importance of play in our lives.