After school programs provide children with the opportunity to learn and
discover new things outside of a traditional classroom. The curiosity
that is encouraged during children’s educational playtime helps
them develop learning skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.
Here are just some of the ways that regular playtime can help your child
become a better learner.
Develop New Cognitive Skills
Certain types of play can help your child learn to think in new and different
ways, and help him child develop math skills and reasoning skills. Even
activities that may seem frivolous, such as play fighting or playing tag,
can help your child develop coordination, balance, spatial reasoning,
and problem solving skills. Additionally, the physical activities that
are often such a large part of
after school care will keep your child active and healthy.
Enhance Language and Communication Skills
When children play, they create fantasy worlds that they can share and
communicate with their peers. This helps them develop language and communication
skills outside of those fostered in a typical children’s education
environment. After school programs and childcare programs that focus on
play acting give children the opportunity to enhance language skills that
may not be required of them in the classroom.
Build Social Skills
Attending a pre-kindergarten or preschool program allows your child to
develop social skills before beginning kindergarten or day care. Before
and after school care programs often have much more diverse groups of
students than typical kindergarten or elementary school classrooms. This
gives your child the opportunity to make friends with people outside of
his typical social circle, and can teach him valuable lessons about cooperation,
teamwork, and diversity.
Children’s Learning Adventure childcare centers, we provide high-quality after school care, preschool,
and pre-kindergarten programs in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana,
Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas. Our childcare programs will help your child
become a better learner, and prepare him for success in kindergarten and
beyond. To learn more about our childcare centers, you can visit our website,
or call us today at (888) 674-1487.