Parenting expert Carrie Lupoli speaks with theAsianparent about the importance of play in the overall development of a child's brain.
Young children discover the world around them through play, and, believe it or not, play is actually the best way for children to reach their full potential in brain development.
During a recent parenting workshop to highlight the importance of play in a child’s life, Carrie Lupoli, a child development consultant and a parenting expert who has more than 16 years of international experience as a special education teacher, school administrator and executive director, spoke to parents about the importance of play in their children’s overall development.
I got the opportunity to ask Carrie a few questions and I share her answers here.
What is the importance of play in a young child’s overall development and how important are the early years of a child’s life?
The brain is the only organ not fully developed at birth so having a child comes with a mind-boggling amount of responsibility to develop that brain as effectively as possible!
Also, brain development is rapid and most intensive in the first 5 years so parents don’t have the time to wait until a child is in school.