Play Supports Intellectual SkillsPhysical activity brings oxygen to the body and the brain, therefore encouraging the building of intellectual skills. Brain growth is stimulated by aerobic exercise and a child who plays regularly is more likely to have the ambition and necessary focus that allows them to read better.
Free play supports the cerebral cortex’s growth, as well as a child’s learning and memory. Even non-strenuous play can be beneficial. For example, it has been shown that children who play with blocks develop a variety of cognitive skills, and games have long been known to stimulate many of the brain’s pathways.
Reading Supports Creative Play
Reading for pleasure helps a child to think outside the box. A wonderful world awaits them in the reading of creatively written books, and this creativity expands to playtime. Reading allows your child to consider things they may not have thought of otherwise and makes play more enjoyable for them and the friends who benefit from their enhanced creativity. This gives them confidence in both areas.
No one can dispute how much of an impact reading and play have on each other. They both stimulate common areas of the brain and complement each other with their unique ways of doing so. Encourage your child to read and play. You will find that both areas, and many others, experienced tremendous growth.