What are the benefits of play for a child's growth?
Early childhood education underpins a child's play as a foremost differentiator for their development. It is a foundation of various learning methodologies, from Montessori to Waldorf. But why is a child's play deemed as an important service for your child?
Child play promotes Cognitive skills
When a child jumps in a puddle, the sheer joy of this act gets accompanied by multiple cognitive skills that she acquires in the process. She learns skills like multiple simultaneous attention when projecting how far the dirt from puddle would fly, while simultaneously experimenting with a modal of her shriek. She is also gaining a working memory to plan her next jump. She is recognizing patterns, forming inferences, all by jumping in a puddle in her favorite rain boots.
Child play promotes Decision making
While playing hide-and-seek with her friend, or a pretend friend, a child is subconsciously evaluating different alternatives. Her brain is assessing various scenarios in advance, such as a good place to hide, far from her spy. She is gauging different scenarios under which she could be caught, her opponent's next move, and her seeker’s weaknesses.
Child play promotes Mindfulness
While playing a game of hopscotch, a child on her one foot balances her fears with her aspirations to jump. She learns that taking control of her qualms will push her forward to win the game laid in chalk and stone. She develops awareness of her environment, her abilities, and learns to shape her barriers into her strengths.
Tensor Cards Promote Playful Learning
As parents, we want to do the best for our children. We want them to be successful, healthy, and happy while striving for a balanced education and play. We developed Tensor Cards embedding secret nuggets of cognitive learning, decision making, and mindfulness. The puzzle cards are a culmination of deep thought out process. The goal is to not solve a puzzle but to unleash imagination!