Shop
01935

The plus side of play dates

 
Are play dates really necessary when kids are young? We take a look at some of the benefits and developmental effects play dates can have on older babies, toddlers and pre-school kids when they catch up with their friends.

Are play dates really necessary when kids are young?

We take a look at some of the benefits and developmental effects play dates can have on older babies, toddlers and pre-school kids when they catch up with their friends.

6 reasons why play dates are good


1. Games, play and interaction are all vital for kids social development and have an impact on their future character.

2. Affection, empathy, negotiation and appreciating someone else’s point of view are just some of the things your little one’s starting to grasp when they’re playing with their friends.

3. By interacting with others around the same age, kids also begin to learn about perspective-taking, where they start to realise how others may have different thoughts and feelings.

4. Play dates can help your little one learn to problem solve and to develop critical thinking skills, and learn how to share and resolve disputes when things aren’t going their way.

5. They will find themselves in situations that they will encounter throughout their life which will give them a strong grounding to know how to respond.

6. Play dates help kids learn to interact with other people in a positive, healthy way.
 

Tell your friends

Like the article you've just been reading? Click on the Refer A Friend link at the top of the page and send the details to friends who might like to read it too.
 

More Hot Topics for you to enjoy

Image source: aprenderabrincar.com
Enquire

You might also be interested in ...

What's all the fuss about heuristic play?

What's all the fuss about heuristic play?

Heuristic play is about playing with real-life, everyday objects and providing kids with an opportunity for open-ended discovery. When children are involved in heuristic play, they are using familiar objects in different ways. It is the process of exploring the different ways to use the objects that is important in the play.
Questions to ask preschoolers about their artwork

Questions to ask preschoolers about their artwork

Young children love to paint and draw, build and sculpt and when they present us with their artworks it’s easy to tell them that they’ve done a great job - whatever the results! However with a few open-ended questions you can find out a little more about what they’ve produced and what inspired them. You’ll also help develop their creative and critical thinking skills in the process.

join us

Join us on social media for all our latest news.
facebook twitter pinterestInstagram
 

sign up

Sign up and receive our latest newsletters.
First/Last Name
Email
Town/City