How children learn through play

Playful learning is very important in supporting children’s social and emotional development, confirms research by Oxford university. Results show this becomes evident later in life with academic successes.

Playful learning promotes educational development and helps prepares children for formal problem-solving when the enter school.

The most successful earning takes place best when children are engaged and enjoying themselves, research reports.

It is easier to prepare strong children than to repair broken men. And play is one of those modalities than does so many things

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

According to Parental Expert Nikki Bush, it is important to instill the love of learning in children in the early years. Learning through play is not something that can only happen at pre-school, but should be something parents also do at home as early as possible.

We want to create curious learners who enjoy education, who love learning because to survive in the future you must love learning for the rest of your life

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

Brain development literally starts right from the time a baby is born ... and parents need to learn what that stimulation looks like

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

Bush says parents need to be mindful that children are sensory learners, "they learn through all of their senses". This is how they process all the information around them.

Parents these days fall into a trap of keeping children still, and keeping them in baby seats. This is not the right thing to do because movement wires the brain for later learning.

Babies need to crawl, they need to walk and explore their world and play is that modality that encourages exploration of the world

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

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