Independent Play is Healthy for Children – and Good for Everyone
The ability for a child to lose themselves in play brings with it many advantages. Child development experts tell us that these children have an increased capacity to solve problems and are better able to persevere, focus, and deal with frustration. They also are more imaginative and creative.
Open-ended and independent play is one of the things that can build all the skills and tools necessary for kids to grow into successful and sufficient adults.
Fostering solo play is vital to the growth and development of your little one and it doesn’t mean you’re slacking or ignoring your kid to get things done.
All children are born with the capacity, and the drive, to get lost in their imagination. But our culture is slowly knocking this type of play.