Why play is so powerful?
During play, children often have opportunities to solve their own problems that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to do. They will realise their own resourcefulness, creativity, power, and their capacity to organise the environment to meet their own needs.
How does play help emotionally?
Play is an important part of emotional development for children. Through play, children can express their feelings and learn to cope with emotions such as sadness, anger, and fear. Play can also help children develop social skills such as sharing, cooperation, and communication.
What is the importance of play and behavior?
Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.
Who is Green Bean?
Green Bean is a fictional character from the Green Bean Collection, a series of collectable children’s books, toys, music and entertainment productions created by author Anita Frost. Green Bean is a household friend for children from birth, to preschool, to primary school age. Green Bean teaches learning through play, supporting social and emotional development, and promoting healthy and sustainable living. Green Bean lives in the beautiful lands of Adventure Dales with five unique friends who love learning and playing together.
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