Today's fast paced world sees parents playing an active role ensuring their child is well prepared in school to ace their exams. Workbooks, extra lessons, tuition - everything possible to gear their child towards academic excellence.
The chase for academic excellence sometimes has put playtime in the background. Playtime has the power to build other important aspects of our children's character which will be crucial later on in life. Children should be allowed to have ample playtime in their daily routine. After all, all work and no play makes Jack and Jill dull children.
Below are the 10 benefits of playtime:
- Develop social and communication skills
- Build character and confidence
- Improve psychomotor skills
- Enhance creativity and imagination
- Physical development
- Relieve stress
- Improve learning
- Emotional development
- Stay active
- Problem solving
While chasing for good grades, parents should always remember that childhood is short. Our children will grow up one day. Let them remember their childhood fondly where playtime was filled with laughter and quality bonding with loved ones.