Why We Need To Prioritize PLAY For Our Children

Must watch if you are a parent and don’t end up spending as much time playing with your kids as you would like to. Take the PLAY Pledge today and make the time to start building happy memories with your kids and prioritize play for our kids so that they grow up to be successful people of tomorrow.

We see kids playing around us all the time and we don’t really give it much thought, right? Why are we neglecting something like PLAY that is so important.?

As per the LEGO® PLAY Well report 

95% of children said PLAY helps them relax. 95% of parents said PLAY boosts their family’s happiness and well-being and creates stronger bonds. Over 90% of parents say PLAY helps their child develop vital life skills like creativity, communication, confidence and problem-solving.

With statistics like this, I wonder why we aren’t reinforcing the importance of PLAY in our child’s lives.

Psychologist Eric Erikson says this about PLAY

You see a child play, and it is so close to seeing an artist paint, for in play a child says things without uttering a word. You can see how he solves his problems. You can also see what’s wrong. Young children, especially, have enormous creativity, and whatever’s in them rises to the surface in free play.

Maria Montessori said

We cannot know the consequences of suppressing a child’s spontaneity when he is just beginning to be active.

But despite all these benefits, we’re still not playing enough. …Why?

Mansi Zaveri, Founder of Kidsstoppress.com invited a panel of experts who are also parents to the LEGO® PLAYground to understand how & why we need to prioritize PLAY for our children. 

As key stakeholders & parents, the decision was unanimous. We have to keep PLAY at the core of it all and help kids be happier, healthier, and smarter. 

Each panelist at this Round Table on PLAY powered by the LEGO® Group had a viewpoint which as a parent I completely understand and agree with. We need to let our kids hone their skills to think, create and work together through PLAY.

Dr Swati Popat Vats President of Early Childhood Association & Podar Education Network says “Play is childhood’s work”. Do you agree? Parents need to educate themselves to understand how deeply PLAY actually impacts their child’s problem-solving skills, creativity, and critical thinking.

Varun DuggiralaCo-founder of Plot Device Entertainment, Creator & Author is very conscious about teaching his daughter that she doesn’t need to do something for her teacher or her parents – she should do whatever she loves for herself. Kids shouldn’t be put under any pressure.

Dr Shwetambara Sabharwal Parent, Psychologist and Columnist can’t emphasize enough how crucial PLAY is for kids (and adults) to think, communicate, learn & socialize.

Bhavana Mandon Marketing Director, The LEGO® GROUP is spot on when she says that we need to encourage our kids to PLAY more without putting them into boxes and measuring them based on their grades.

By 2050, the jobs we know today may not even exist. Who would have thought a drone pilot or a content creator was going to be a job 30 years ago? 

Like historian and author Yuval Noah Harari said – “The only skills we need in the 21st century is the ability to learn, unlearn and adapt.” 

Let these small hands build their big dreams this year while learning through PLAY.

Take the PLAY Pledge today and make the time to start building happy memories with your kids and prioritize play for our kids so that they grow up to be successful people of tomorrow.

Watch the full video to know what the experts are saying about PLAY and how you can make that change in your child’s life. Don’t forget to like & subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss a new video alert!

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