Why teachers love to teach through Play
While Play has proven to build a wide variety of crucial life skills in children, research shows a decrease in playtime for children across the globe, with structured activities or homework taking its place. It is essential that children are allowed time to play freely as play fosters holistic life skills like creativity, critical thinking and socio-emotional skills that are needed for children to be ready to face our ever-changing world.
With the National Education Policy (NEP 2020) of India now encouraging play-based education, what better place to enable children to play to learn than at school? Here’s what teachers from Toybank's Play Centres have to say about play:
Play helps children learn to collaborate
Play enables children to keep their worries aside and happily learn
3. Play fosters a love for learning in children
Play enables children to collaborate with their peers, build on their aptitude, express themselves, learn at their own pace and relate concepts to the world around them. It is essential for children to hone their socio-emotional, cognitive, creative and critical thinking skills at school to be better prepped to navigate this ever-evolving world.