How important is interactive play?

Interactive play is incredibly important for a child’s development. It’s how they’re able to start to make sense of the world around them. Interacting and gaining new experiences is invaluable for their development.

But what is interactive play?

Interactive play fully engages the child. It gets them actively involved with a toy or piece of playground equipment and helps them to develop. Through interactive play, they enjoy spending time with others and learn lots of skills they’ll use every day for the rest of their lives.

children using interactive play equipment in a Yorkshire playground

Here are just a few reasons why interactive play is vital for a child’s development:

Interactive play makes learning fun

Interactive play makes learning much more fun than simply sitting in a room trying to soak in the information being handed to them. Children learn and remember much more easily when they’re engaged and having fun. By using interactive learning, it won’t feel like work at all.

Supports cognitive skills

Interactive play helps children to develop their cognitive skills. It gives them new challenges to overcome and delights them when they succeed. When challenged and enjoying a task, children learn.

It helps to enhance their fine motor skills

Interacting with the world around them helps them better understand and develop their growing bodies. They’ll hone physical skills and improve their strength, dexterity, and fine motor skills as they play.

child with muddy hands engaging in interactive play

It develops their communication skills

Children develop language and communication skills by interacting with others. They need to be able to socialise and play with other children and adults to enhance their ability for successful communication.

Want to bring some interactive play into your playground?

If you’re interested in sprucing up your playground offering to include more interactive play equipment, please get in touch. Our friendly team are on hand to help you create your perfect playground. We offer free site surveys and 3D design too, so get in touch today.

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