Play is essential to a young child's development helping to advance the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of the growing child. Play is so important to child development that it has been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as "a right of every child."
Play is also important for healthy brain development. Through play, children engage and interact with the world around them from a very ealy age. Children can gain confidence, a sence of achivement and self worth through play, while learning new skills and improving hand eye and motor co-ordination.