Medical University of South Carolina Hospital logo
Home |  Video Library | Podcast Library | e-Newsletters | Classes & Events | About Us | News Blog | University & Colleges 
Contact Us | 843-792-1414
  

Patients & Visitors

Medical Services

Maps & Parking

Health Library

Physician Portal

Careers

Online Services
Health Library
Health Topics A to Z
Clinical Trials & Research
Drug Information
Tests & Procedures
Lab Tests & Results
Health Assessment Tools
Treatment Options
Symptom Checker
Health e-Newsletters
Podcast Library
Video Library
Health Library
Bookmark Page icon Bookmark |

Print this page icon

|

E-mail icon

Health Library : Growth and Development

 

Play

Picture of a young girl on a swing

Play is a very important part of development for your growing child. Not only is play time entertaining for your child, but it also provides stimulation, increases skills and coordination, provides an outlet for your child's energy, and helps to encourage exploration by your child. Play is also important for the following reasons:

  • Play can help to teach your child concepts of shapes, numbers, colors, different sizes, and textures.
  • Play can help your child become a social being and encourage your child to be a part of a group and to share.
  • Play allows for creativity and fantasy.
  • Play helps children discover what they enjoy and what they excel at doing.
  • Play provides a means (other than talking) for your child to express his or her fears, needs, and wants.

Listed in the directory left you will find some additional information regarding the different types of play, for which we have provided a brief overview.

If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Growth and Development Online Resources page in this website for an Internet address that may contain additional information on that topic.


 Sources & References

OUR SERVICES

 Find an MUSC Doctor:
 »Neonatology


 

RELATED INFORMATION

About This Site   |   Disclaimer   |  Privacy   |   Accessibility   |   Donations   |   Site Map
171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 1.843.792.1414 | © 2014 Medical University of South Carolina

mobile web site iconrss feed iconText Messaging iconPodcast Library