Playing and pretending helps children develop critical cognitive skills. Through play, children develop skills called executive function. The main aspect of this higher level brain skill is the ability to self-regulate. When this area of the brain is well developed, children are able to control their emotions and behavior, and are better able to resist impulses, and have a greater amount of self-control.
At SAI International School we focus on the Cognitive Development of children encapsulated in the INDIGO of the spectrum that contains the very best empirical and theoretical work on the development of perception, memory, language, concepts, thinking, problem solving, meta cognition and social cognition, thus leading to the holistic development of a child.