In order to communicate effectively, kids must learn to understand the ideas they want to get across, then decide on how to convey their messages, working to coordinate the mind and body to do so. They also need to learn to anticipate how the message will be received and respond to keep a conversation going. Altogether, this is rather sophisticated stuff that requires a symphony of physical, cognitive and social capabilities. And, the more practice the better!
Research and aeons of wisdom tell us that play is the way kids develop this symphony of skills best.
The more we grown ups understand how our interactions before, during and after outdoor play time can support kids, the more we can help them develop these skills, too! Learn more in this blog article.