The 8 Different Types of Play and Why Your Kids Need Them

You read to your kids. You limit screen time. You snuggle. You explain ALL THE THINGS. But did you know that play — in all kinds of forms — isn’t just fun for your kids, but that it’s actually educational?

True story.

All those times your kids were playing solo, or alongside another, or were simply watching others play? Yep, learning, learning, learning.

And this infographic from Wooden Toy Shop breaks down the different types of play and why they’re important, perfectly.

The Art of Play by Wooden Toy Shop.

So, go ahead, and let them play, play, play!

What are some of your kids favorite ways to play? Gwen is super into playing cars and pretending she’s a cat (usually not at the same time though). It’s so fun to watch her imagination, creativity and learning soar! —Jenn

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  1. Rachel says:

    Wow, this is really cool. I liked the whole idea, thanks for sharing this infographic!

  2. Wonderful infographic for a wonderful tip. Infographics catches everybody’s attention.

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