June 8: Playing, But Really Learning

Playing with children may seem to be primarily about fun, but it’s also about math and language, even creativity.

Play, in fact, is essential for a child’s growth and development.  By encouraging and engaging in play, parents and other adults teach children to gain knowledge and valuable social skills.

For example, by counting fingers and steps, children learn math.  By playing hide and seek, they develop their memory.  By dressing up and pretending, they learn to understand more clearly the world that surrounds them.  And by painting and dancing, their creativity expands.

So for the sake of their future and just for fun, let the games begin!

By this we know that we love the children of God, when

we love God.  (1 John 5:2)

How joyous is the Good News of Your great love for us,

Lord!

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