The many things that children learn through the world of play

Small children see the world via the way they play and many experts actually call play a world that children live in. This is because play is the way that a child discovers the world and experiments in the world to figure it out and develop. Therefore, play is very important to the child as it helps them learn social skills, builds its imagination, and helps it develop and learn. There are several different stages of play that all play a large role in development.

The first stage is called spectator and occurs when a child is about two and a half years old. At this point the child starts to watch the people around him or she and a child will start to show interest in what other children are doing. They are not yet ready to join in on the play yet, but they will be interested in pointing out what is going on.

The next stage is called the parallel stage and comes between two and a half years old and three years old. The child will start to intimate the child that they are watching play and will sit down and play near other children. They are not yet interacting with each other, but they are copying each other’s action because they do not understand cooperation yet.

At the ages of three and four a child reaches the stage of associative play and this is when social interaction begins. At this point a child will start to notice that it is fun to play with another child.

Finally, at age four a child engages in cooperative play. During this point of time the play is structured and is a leader in the group. Conflict arises at times but is usually resolved easily if the children are monitored.