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Learning Through Play

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Research shows that children who actively engage in imaginative play and other sorts of play such as creative activities, are usually happier and more co-operative than those who don’t.  They are much more willing to share and take turns and particularly more creative in their activities.  They demonstrate a larger vocabulary than children who engage less in these childish activities.  Through play, children build a solid foundation for future learning and open themselves to a world of learning opportunities.

Early childhood development practitioners all agree that play for young children is essential.  It is vitally fundamental to a child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.  Through healthy play activities, young children are better prepared to enter school and generally grow into secure and self-confident teens and adults.  Interestingly through happy play, children begin a love of learning and prepare for life itself and for every parent, this is so important.

Through activities such as cutting and drawing, they develop the muscles in their hands and fingers preparing them for future skills such as writing.  When sharing materials used for creative activities, children learn to be cooperative with one another which is vital for their future social interaction on a higher level and forms the basis for positive self-esteem.

And this is where the Mysmartkid programme succeeds in bringing this all together.  The team at Mysmartkid understand the importance of early childhood development and how challenging it can be for parents and caregivers to ensure that their children are reaching those essential developmental milestones.  This is the very reason why they created this unique programme which provides members with the guidance, expert advice and tools necessary to helping your children progress and thrive.

The Mysmarkid play and learn programme is tailored to your child’s age and six key developmental areas and helps your child to reach those important milestones.  The Smartbox is filled with toys, activities and expert advice and is delivered to your child every two months.  You will also receive two free useful welcome gifts when you join and have immediate access to exclusive resources and member discounts.

Mysmartkid will be with you every step of the way and in addition to your bi-monthly Smartbox which features carefully selected and age-appropriate books, puzzles and toys, Mysmartkid provides you with a wide supplementary range of innovative and educational games, toys and products as well – easily purchased from the Mysmartkid online store.

The benefit of belonging to the Mysmarkid programme is that members have access to early childhood development practitioners such as an educational psychologist and speech and language therapist to name only a few.  Playing and learning is the foundation of the Mysmartkid programme.  The team are of the firm belief that teaching children through play is how they can help you give your children the best possible advantage.  Through the programme they can help parents to develop those necessary key skills, build relationships and expertly navigate through what is your child’s most vital developmental phase.

Mysmartkid also offers members access to the Mysmartkid blog which allows you to clearly seek out articles pertaining to the six development areas :

  • Wellbeing
  • Identity
  • Concepts
  • Creativity
  • Communication
  • My World

This well-presented and well-written blog allows you to search for articles broken down into age groups within the six development areas, making it so much easier for you to find exactly what you’re looking for.  The most popular articles are highlighted within the blog and so parents can easily see what other parents are reading.  This can be a great help to parents to know that other parents are experiencing the same difficulties as them.

Mysmartkid has taken pains to ensure that they cater for the needs of young children and their early childhood development. However, through the Mysmarkid programme the team has recognised the necessity to educate parents in terms of their child’s development and so at no time do parents feel like they are out of their depth with no access to those in the know.  They are provided with reading material and instructions within the Smartbox to give them all the relevant tools to work with their children in providing them with the means to play, learn and grow.

The programme is sound, well researched and established and as such, you can depend on Mysmartkid to be there to support parents and their little ones on this important journey.

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