Many parents do not allow their children enough time to play. This happens because often we think that sending kids to play is equivalent to reducing their study time. We believe that playing is stopping them from spending that time on studies and hence it is bad. But researchers say that this belief is the opposite of truth!
Researchers say that physical activity promotes the growth of grey matter in young brains. So every time your child is playing with her peers, her brain is growing a little more, and she is becoming a little smarter!
“Exercise is like fertilizer for the brain…it’s so good, it’s like Miracle Gro,” states Dr. John Ratey, Harvard Brain Researcher.
An increase in the grey matter improves the learning, functioning and reading prowess of children. Researchers say that it is best to combine various types of physical activities to get the best results in motor skills and also academic performance. So send your little angel out to play in the park everyday!