5 reasons why play is amazing for your baby


Play is just amazing for babies, yet lots of new parents who come to our sessions tell us that they don’t know why it is important or where to start with play. In our post we’ve listed some of the many reasons why play is important and we’ve also got an invitation for you to a free baby development workshop where we’ll talk you through how to get started with sensory play. 


Here are five reasons why play is important for your baby



  1. Play is amazing for brain development. Playing in a sensory rich way helps your little one engage their senses make lots of new brain connections and new neural pathways in their brain.


  2. Repeating activities through play makes those brain connections stronger. Every motor skill that we get is done through lots of repetition, learning through play keeps things interesting and fun while they learn lots of new skills.


  3. It helps you bond with your baby. Doing activities with your little one helps you bond with your baby, understand their cues and become more responsive in your parenting. Help their communication skills, preferences, inviting you to play


  4. Play is how we learn to move in space. It teaches us all about our body scheme, body awareness and it is really important for motor control and motor milestones such as tummy time, sitting, crawling, cruising and walking


  5. Play helps your baby integrate their developing senses. We all have eight senses which are working all the time to give us lots of information about our environment around us and how we are moving in it. Play is an amazing way of helping your little one learn to use their senses, your baby has an inbuilt need to learn!


    We’d love to welcome you along to play!


    We run free baby development workshops that cover sensory development, baby brain development and why play is important for babies. You are really welcome to join us by booking your workshop place on our website