3 Types Of Play And Cognitive Development

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Berger mentions three types of play children need for physical and cognitive growth along with psychosocial development. They are active, rough-and-tumble and sociodramatic. Active play includes walking, stretching, running, climbing, throwing, kicking, crawling, spiraling, swimming, and the list can go on and on when you add a game or a playmate. Active play facilitates to promote gross motor skills by developing muscles for strength and coordination. As the prefrontal cortex matures

According to Berger, these skills develop better with peers as children race each other or chase. The second active play is the rough-and-tumble play and is three times more common in boys than girls. Rough-and-tumble is a physical activity of chasing,

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