Play is a vital factor that contributes to the development and growth of all children. It’s a chance for children to explore be creative and experience all kinds of emotions.
Whilst a child is playing, it is not just play time - it’s much more! A child’s play time includes dropping, catching, bouncing, throwing, building things and knocking them down. They are all important factors which contribute to learning real scientific and mathematical concepts as well as literacy and vocabulary skills.
You may think that your child is too young to be learning anything of real importance but even young babies enjoy and can take so much in from a simple change of scenery on a day out.
Play encourages children to experience new emotions, increase self-awareness and respect for themselves as well as other children. It builds on their social skills and enables them to socialise with other young children, share with them and involve them with their imaginative play.
Because play is so important to young minds we have put together 10 top reasons why play should be supported and encouraged!
Top 10 Reasons
The first 5 years of their lives will determine how the rest will go – it is important that you make those first 5 years count!
Here at Early Learning Furniture we value how important play is to children’s development and we promote this. We are in the process of adding 100s of play products to our website which will support each aspect of play within the home, nursery, school and pre-school setting.
Our new small world play category will include the best-selling imaginative play panels. These can be linked to create various scenarios which help to promote role play for children. You can mix and match the play panels to create your own theme or we will offer ready made sets based on a theme such as lifestyle, professional and theatre.
Our small world range also includes a selection of wooden play equipment that you find in everyday life, such as a driving centre, farm, garage, train, bus and ship.
Our home corner will feature an array of wooden play kitchens and market stalls which encourage group play, stimulate imaginations and encourage children to act out everyday tasks.
It features a wide range of wooden toys for your nursery or school home corner including complete children’s play kitchens and individual play kitchen appliances such as play sink, play cooker, play fridge and play washing machine.
Our new school physical play category will include the multi-award winning Zoomster, and Practical Pre-School Award winning Seaweenies water tray.
A selection of wooden play equipment designed for school physical play. Whether children want to enjoy the toddler activity centre, race around on a ‘Zoomster’, build an indoor den, pretend to be a pirate, train driver or bus driver or have an underwater adventure with the Seaweenies, we have something to suit your nursery or school.
We are UK suppliers of educational furniture predominantly for the early years' age groups in primary schools, pre-schools, playgroups and nurseries. Here at ELF we pride ourselves on offering great value, quality products backed up by a reliable and flexible service.
For more information on any of our early learning products please contact us or call our sales team on 01733 511121.