In the early years, your child’s main way of learning and developing is through #play.
Play is fun for your child and gives them an opportunity to explore, observe, experiment, solve problems and learn from their mistakes.
They need your support and encouragement to do this. But it’s important to try to find a balance between helping them and letting them make mistakes, because finding out for themselves about the world is a big part of learning.
Lots of time spent playing, talking, listening and interacting with you helps your child learn the skills she needs for life, like communicating, thinking, solving problems, moving and being with other people and children.
But more than this, play is a great relationship builder. Spending time playing with your child sends a simple message – you’re important to me. This message helps your child learn about who they are and where they fit in the world.