Playing with other children is the best way to build social and emotional competence. It is through time spent in play, that children work out how to be a good friend.
Play helps children build a ‘play code’, which is an innate willingness to play with other children. This code includes learning how to take turns, how to share, and how to win and lose with a degree of grace.
Parents and educators need to help children resolve conflicts by making them aware of how to manage different wants, needs and emotions.
If children feel unloved and rejected they can get angry or frustrated very quickly. It takes time for Kindy children to develop their emotional and social competence.
Nothing works better at building positive affection and companionship in childhood than real play — imaginative, competitive, unstructured, organised, free range and adventuresome PLAY.
Here in Kindy we see the benefits of rich play experiences every day!