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Do you find yourself fussing behind a pre-schooler or sometimes even behind a toddler for the mess they make during play time? Did you know the in depth effect a child has during their playtime? We as parents think it’s just for fun. However it’s not just fun time for the kids, it’s a means of exploring, discovering, learning and communicating their capabilities. There are types of play techniques any child would engage on. To name a few role play and use of imagination are the most commonly known type of child play and for us adults at a glance any type would look like a normal play time. However experts suggest that there are various types of day careplay a child would engage on. This article will educate you as to what types and how it is beneficial for children.

Figurative Play

This is when children use tangible items to represent a person or animal. For instance a child would use a piece of wood or broom or mop and symbolize it as a person. This is far from imaginary play and should not be confused as the same. This type of play gives control and encourages exploration for a child. It further increases their level of understanding without been restricted in their mindset. This is why some of you may have noticed these early learning centers have items that are more than just toys.

Rough play

This is most commonly seen among the boys than girls. Playful wrestling and fighting, chasing other kids around and playing in a manner where they don’t hurt themselves or hurt anyone else is very commonly seen among children of all ages. This type of close one on one or small group play which involves tickling, touching, grasping are all means of discovering their physical capabilities and display of talents. Many early learning centers have ample indoor and outdoor space as play area for children.

Dramatic play

Kids love role play, no doubt about that. Often we see children building up their own imaginary world and reenact characters of real life. Characters that they see and interact in their real life. Playing house, playing mommy and daddy, shop keeping, preparing meals and even having a row are some of the dramatic play a child would engage based on real life scenarios. Displaying domestic, social and personal experiences that a child comes across is what he or she will portray in their playtime. This is why it’s crucial for adults to be cautious when it comes to behavior around kids.