The Role Of Play In Early Childhood Development

Play is not just a fun activity, but a crucial component of early childhood development. In fact, it plays a significant role in shaping a child's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. At The Teddy Bear Village, our daycare in Framingham, MA, is centered around creating a healthy, happy environment for young children to thrive and grow.

Learn all about why play in an infant daycare setting is so important during these early years, and schedule your tour of The Teddy Bear Village now!


Interaction With the Outside World

Play allows children to engage and interact with their environment, helping them understand the world around them. Through play in infant daycare, children develop their motor skills, coordination, and balance. Activities like climbing, running, and jumping enhance their physical development, while playing with puzzles and building blocks can enhance their cognitive skills.


Expanding Creativity

Moreover, play provides an opportunity for children to explore their creativity and imagination. Whether it's playing pretend, creating artwork, or constructing with toy building blocks, imaginative play allows children to express themselves, develop communication skills, and cultivate their own unique ideas and perspectives.


Developing Critical Social Skills

Play also aids in the development of social relationships and emotional intelligence. When children interact with their peers during play, they learn important social skills such as sharing, taking turns, and cooperating. Role-playing and make-believe games help children understand different perspectives and develop empathy.


Problem-Solving Practice

Playing at our daycare for infants helps introduce problem-solving skills and encourages a sense of curiosity and exploration. It empowers children to experiment, make choices, and learn from their mistakes. This not only boosts their confidence and independence but also lays a foundation for lifelong learning.

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As parents, educators, and caregivers, it is essential to create an environment that supports and encourages play. It’s important to provide children with ample opportunities for unstructured, free play where they can actively engage with their surroundings and follow their own interests. Allow your child to have these crucial interactions at The Teddy Bear Village!

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