Playing & Exploring – Introduction

Playing and exploring contribute greatly to children’s learning. This short section introduces the question of why children spend so many of their waking hours engaging in these types of activities.
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Playing and exploring contribute greatly
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to children's learning.
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The same can be seen in many mammals.
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Although, this is not the only way children learn,
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it's vital to their learning and development,
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particularly in the early years.
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People working with children
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have always known how important it is as a learning tool,
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but now there are more
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and more scientific studies confirming that it does,
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in fact, encourage brain growth and development.
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Children are born to play.
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There's a definite reason why children spend so many
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of their waking hours engaging in it.
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It builds their brains.