Emotional regulation; playtime provides a safe space for toddlers to express their emotions and practice emotional regulation. They can explore feelings through imaginative play and learn how to manage both positive and negative emotions.
Social skills; playtime with others, whether it's with parents, siblings, or peers, helps toddlers develop essential social skills. They learn about sharing, taking turns, cooperation, and conflict resolution. Play fosters empathy and the ability to understand others' emotions. These two skills alone are crucial for success when they begin school.
These are just a few reasons why we encourage play everyday!