Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning.
The Cognitive Science – Behind the importance of Play Therapy was conducted by Ms. Ambereen Pradhan and Ms. Sadaf Merchant of Energia SOI Global.

This session was attended by the Pre primary teachers.
The session focused on the importance of play in a child’s emotional, social and cognitive development. Every child loves to play and is the happiest and content while doing so. It is a positive outlet for children to express their emotions, intellect, imagination and creativity. It is extremely essential to integrate play in every classroom as it is free flowing in nature and a free medium of expression.
It also helps the child feel motivated to learn, increases concentration, helps in distracting any ill feelings and also self regulates and disciplines the child.
Play therapy is nonjudgmental, has no age bar and is an open window of expression for the child.
Many different types of games can be introduced to the children to tackle their challenges like motor skills, sensory, concentration and behavioural issues. Such as sandbox, blocks, puppets, art, craft, clay modeling, dance and movement,
storytelling and role play method (self-reflection).
Play therapy has been shown to optimize learning, enhance relationships, and improve health and well-being. Play therapy provides a comfortable and safe environment for the children.
Children learn as they play. More importantly, in play, children learn how to learn.

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