Playing Is An Important Aspect Of A Child 's Physical, Emotional, And Mental Development

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Playing is an important aspect of a child’s physical, emotional, and mental development, which is required for his or her educational success. “Play develops skills children need to learn to read and write. Play in early childhood is the best foundation for success in school.” Jane K. Frobose from Colorado State University Extension in the Family and Consumer Education Division states in her article that children learn many useful skills from playing with either toys or other hands-on learning tools. These skills are require to become successful adults. For example, with hands-on learning as Frobose states, children learn skills such as improved creativity and leadership. In addition, children can learn about problem solving as well social development (Frobose).
Homeschooled children have the advantage to learn through playing because unlike public and private school children, homeschooled children spend less time working on homework. According to the Institute of Education Sciences, 40.1% of first graders spend three to four days a week and 37.9% spend five or more days a week on homework. In addition, third graders are reported that 40.7% spend three to four days a week and 47.4% spend five or more days a week. Furthermore, 37.6% of fifth graders spend three to four days working on homework and 51.3% of fifth grade students spend five or more days a week working on homework. Whereas, most homeschoolers do not have to worry about studying after school hours unless…

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