Why play is such an effective approach

Among the many reasons why game-playing is an effective teaching technique, these are the ones at the top of our list:


1. Difficult subject-matter is best conveyed in a playful context.

2. Game-playing comes naturally to children, so they will not perceive their activity as 'boring' learning.

3. Learning through play will not deprive children of their childhood in the way that formal, rigorous teaching methods are apt to do.

4. Play is low-stress and as such, most unlikely to impair a child's mental development or kill the desire to learn.

5. Games help to strengthen memory skills, imagination and creativity. They develop intellect and logic as well - fundamental assets for a successful, fulfilled life path.

6. Games stimulate children to compete and bring out positive character traits such as patience, perseverance, concentration, independence of thought, and standing firm in unpredictable situations.

7. Games are a great way to encourage communication and interaction. As such they promote mutual observation and understanding, esteem for others' capabilities, and looking at things from various angles.

8. Games are great social unifiers. By engaging generations of family or classroom groups in a common interest activity, they stimulate a sense of mutuality and social responsibility.