Benefits of Open Ended Play

  • It promotes important life skills like problem solving, communication, and cooperation.
  • It promotes physical development such as strength, coordination, dexterity and balance. 
  • It supports language development including proper use of body language, gestures, and facial expressions. 
  • It is helpful for children to understand their emotions, including emotion regulation.
  • It is helpful in social development. Children learn to take turns, cooperate, share and have empathy for others. 
  • It helps them succeed academically. 
  • It is fun!