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Why play is such an important part of a child’s development

POSTED July 6, 2018

Why play is such an important part of a child’s development

We encourage play to nurture a child’s healthy growth

By Brianne Binelli, online content manager, Canada

Family Playing-LTP India

Play is a powerful element of a child’s development. It’s something we’ve seen in our programs around the world where we’ve introduced what has become an award-winning Learning Through Play methodology.

In Ethiopia, that meant encouraging parents to make toys for their children and play with them — this in rural societies where that hasn’t been the norm. In Ghana, teachers were trained to use new techniques, which encouraged learning through games.

Watch the video below from The Swaddle to see why and how children learn through play.

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