The need of Play for Children
In India, Children’s play has not been given the priority and attention it deserves, both by parents and schools. For many complex reasons, opportunities for play are diminishing, due to changes in the environment, technology, lifestyle and society. Play allows children to experience fun, joy and laughter in a way that is important to them.
Play opportunities improve memory and stimulate the growth of the cerebral cortex. Play and exploration trigger the secretion of Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF), a substance essential for the growth of brain cells. Kids pay more attention to academic tasks when they are given frequent, brief opportunities for free play.