Monday, March 16, 2009

Isn't it great that learning doesn’t have to be serious? Scientific research proves the importance of play in early brain development! Watching this video clip demonstrates the valuable learning that can take place while have lots of fun. (You will probably have fun yourself just from watching this!)

This clip shows the valuable interactive experience this baby is having through simply ripping paper! It illustrates that to provide learning experiences a child does not need to have expensive, flashing toys. Many connections are made in this baby’s brain through a very fun and repeated activity that costs nothing.

Play and laughter activates the care and thinking areas of the brain. These important brain areas are strengthened by having these types of experiences often. It is apparent through watching this, the baby is learning. You can see, through repetition he learned what to expect before the paper was ripped.


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Kay said...

Without being a specialist in this area, I think this is so true, even as they get older. My husband and I are intent on making our 6yo daughter laugh daily by playing with her alot (she's an only). My husband started this when I was pregnant. We don't have video games - most of what she plays with doesn't require batteries. She makes up her own games and plays dress up alot. And her sense of humor comes out in all of these activities. We make sure her play at home is unstructured; it is amazing the things she creates and stories she comes up with.

January 14, 2011 at 2:19 PM

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