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Counselor’s Hub: Play Is The Way
17 Sep
  • Counselor’s Hub: Play Is The Way

We believe that play is the universal language of childhood.  All children play.  It is through play that children understand each other, their social construct and make sense of the world around them.  This gives them an opportunity to explore the world and their experiences within a context that is developmentally appropriate for them. 

Children use play to explore their own learning.  They question and experiment to make sense of the world.

Through play, they build social skills like communication, empathy, collaboration and conflict resolution.

Research shows that children who engage in complex forms of play have greater language skills, more imagination and creativity, more able to recognize the subtle capacity to know what others mean. They are less aggressive and show more self-control and higher levels of thinking.  

This website offers 6 clear benefits of play: physical, emotional, social, cognitive, creative communication with thoughtful animations. (Please see the graphic on top.)

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the School Counselor at schoolcounselor@msb.edu.cn.