Why Playtime Is An Essential Part Of Childhood Development

Guest Blog by Jenny Silverstone
Editor at Mom Loves Best

Are you worried whether your child is getting as much playtime as you did when you were younger? Are you wondering if the way your child plays is normal for its age?

If you’re contemplating cutting back on your child’s free playtime indoors or outside because of your concerns about safety or because of scheduling purposes, think again. As an adult, it might not look like it’s a top priority that your child is finding time for playtime.

But it’s actually an important time of the day for them — it helps them develop and learn.

And if you’re worried because your child seems to play near other kids but not necessarily with them, don’t fret. That’s a total normal stage of development.

Keep reading to learn why play is important, how it can benefit your child, the different types of play your child needs, and more information that will help you ensure your child gets all the play time they need.

Learn more about the benefits and importance of play time for kids at Mom Loves Best