The mistake trying to understand PLAY may lie in trying to read play both too literally and too symbolically. The skills that Children learn while Playing have to do with learning fancy footwork, tolerance, empathy, and all necessary social, emotional, physical, creatives, and cognitive skills for moving with ease among playmates. PLAY is important children need Relate-Play-Love-work.  All around the world PLAY strategies, interventions, and groups are being facilitated by support groups and associations. Contact

PLAY can take an active or passive form, being vicarious or engaging, and so we can play in both the spectator and the actor. PLAY is important, and The strong Play museum is an excellent example of how play can take place in many different ways, you can visit their site in https://www.museumofplay.org

PLAY exists for its own sake. Players do not aggressively seek out some other purpose to play. In fact, trying to twist play to an end jeopardized the meaning of playing, making it seem less and less like PLAY. We can observe children’s PLAY when children go outside and play with their peers in the playground, organizing the game and setting rules by themself or with adult support, nevertheless becomes less PLAY when the children are aspected to performed to reach a goal or they are expected to reach a level of competency. Play is important in children learning and development. 

Second, Children PLAY at their own peace.

PLAY is special and secure. Sometimes settings for PLAY, may be different from each other, the field, the stadium, the woods, the rink, the court, and the ring all serve as playgrounds.

PLAY is fun, it is not so simple as it sounds because people can find fun in a dizzying variety of activities. Play is important because it brings joy. Open the children learning channels accordingly each child needs. 

Children PLAY by rules. Rules are not just for organizing games and making them fair, they keep games interesting and keep games going by being in a continuous transformation.

PLAY may appear purposeless yet hold an abiding utility or deeper, PLAY is preparatory and therefore functions as a rehearsal.

Why this?

  • Because we can see PLAY when children are running and jumping, nevertheless children also play while reading a story or play a board game.
  • Because children can PLAY while being active participants in a game or by taking a more passive approach while interacting with children.
  • PLAY is important. Transforms and evolve with the children and their stage of development. Babies PLAY will be to suck any objects that can be grasped, preschoolers may start making association between objects ( imaginary play) on the other hand schools age children will PLAY by making and breaking rules and organize games.
  • https://www.ted.com/talks/stuart_brown_play_is_more_than_just_fun


Scott G. Eberle. “the elements of Play”. American Journal of Play. 2014

2. Elena Bodrova and Deborah J. Leong, “The Importance of Being Playful,” Educational

Leadership 60 (2003): 50–53.

3. Thomas S. Henricks, “Orderly and Disorderly Play: A Comparison,” American

Journal of Play 2 (2009): 12–40.

Before and After Play-dough

In 1933 Wallpaper cleaner was a hot commodity as, at the time, coal was the top way to heat homes. Even though it had the negative side effect of leaving a layer of soot everywhere, that was difficult to clean off of wallpaper as you couldn’t get it wet. But after WWII, sales began to dwindle as coal heat was slowly being replaced by oil and gas furnaces. These furnaces obviously didn’t produce the same type of soot issue that burning coal did, so cleaning wallpaper wasn’t needed anymore.

A nursery school Teacher is need of cheap materials to have her kids make Christmas decorations.  Was in the process of searching for non-expensive decoration materials, she read in a magazine that wallpaper cleaner could be used for this task.  Knowing her brother-in-law’s wallpaper cleaner company “Kutol’s” was in financial trouble, she went out and bought a bunch of Kutol’s, to see if it would work for her Christmas project.  The wallpaper cleaner worked, but most important was that the children had a blast playing with it, she called her brother-in-law and told him they should transform the wallpaper cleaner into a toy. They simply removed the detergent from the dough and added almond scent and some coloring as it was originally white.

BY 1957 Play-Doh had three colours and the kids were using it at school.

Playdough play is a great tool to support child’s learning. Children use their imaginations and strengthen the small muscles in their fingers— as they will do while they hold a pencil and write. – Play-Dough can be played alone, with a friend, or siblings; it’s supports the child’s social skills such as sharing, taking turns, and enjoying being with other people. At the same time Playdough also encourages children’s language and literacy, science, and math skills.

Social and emotional development

  • Allows children to feel competent – “I can roll the dough.”
  • Help children cope with strong feelings.
  • Connect their play to the real world (“Can you make a house?.
  • Teach cooperation and observe and compare actions – “I can help you” “I can do it too”.

Creativity and imagination

  • Children express their ideas through art and make-believe play.
  • They learn symbolic thinking by pretending that the playdough is something else.

Allowing Children to Growth and play accordingly to the developmental stage.Http://www.organicplay.ca

Language and literacy

  • Children practice listening to and talking with friends, siblings, and adults.
  • Help children build their vocabulary as they explain what they are doing.
  • Use language to invent stories about their playdough creations.
  • When making a batch of playdough, the child learns about print and why people write.
  • Following the recipe helps the children connect written and spoken words and learn that writing can be used for different purposes.
  • Help children learn new words and communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively.


  • Learn about science through hands-on experiences.
  • Learn by observing, thinking, and talking about how materials feel and how they change.
  • Encourage scientific thinking.
  • Help children understand the scientific concept of cause and effect.


  • Measure and count while you make a batch of playdough.
  • Children note changes in shape and size as they comment on, compare, and contrast the objects they make
  • Children can count how many pieces are making
  • Sort and match – arranging their creations by size or color.
  • learn about shapes (geometry)
  • Learn how objects relate to each other (spatial sense)

Physical development

  • By poking, rolling, and squishing playdough, children develop the small muscles in their fingers and hands.
  • Through Play-dough manipulations, children develop eye-hand coordination, the ability to match hand movement with eye movement.
  • Children strengthen and improve dexterity in their hands and fingers.
  • Develop skills for writing, drawing, and other purposes.

Before Play-Doh we had a very good wallpaper cleaner product going out of business after Play-doh we had one of the best toys and play strategies that promote Play and child’s development.http://organicplay.ca








Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.