Types of Play for Children

Play builds your child’s creativity and imagination as well as other skills.  Does all play look the same to you? Sociologist Mildred Parten describes six types of play that a child will take part in, depending on their age, mood, and social setting. Unoccupied Play Unoccupied play refers to activity when a child actually isn’t playing at all. He may be engaged in seemingly random movements, with no objective. Despite appearances, this definitely is play and sets the stage for future play exploration. Solitary (Independent)…

Why playing with toddlers is important

 The toddler years (12-36 months) are a time of great cognitive, emotional and social development which is mainly associated with play.There are many types of play, for instance, imitative play, constructive play, a game with rules and role-play, said Universiti Malaysia Sabah’s Psychology and Education Faculty’s Child and Family Psychology programme Head Dr. Hon Kai Yee. “To date, most of the parents in the millennium are postulated technology savvy is the convenient technique to ‘babysit” the children and keep them quiet. Most of the…