Making New Friends Through Play

A slice of play for the Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 17.

Spending 5 hours at Kindersports Indoor Playground gave me an opportunity to watch how kids can easily make friends in a short period of time.

I brought the two kids of my friends, 5 and 11 years old, at the place while they’re doing some errands and they didn’t know anyone at the place. After 20 minutes or so, they each found a group of kids that they played with for the rest of the afternoon.

Play is a powerful way for children to get their creative minds out while mingling with other kids. During that time, they live in their own colourful world.

It’s just a great reminder for me that providing kids time to explore will play an important role in the development of their well-being.

 

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3 thoughts on “Making New Friends Through Play

  1. Veronica

    It’s just amazing, isn’t it? They don’t even care about names, yet when it’s time to go, they have to say goodbye to “my friend.”

    I wish we could stay like that forever!

    Thank you!

    Reply
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