Independence is a valuable trait and a skill we all need; kids and adults alike. Having independence opens up a realm of possibilities for everyone and it is important to foster independence as early as possible. In order to be independent, children need to develop self-confidence, resilience, and the ability to think for themselves. This can be achieved through independent play. During independent play, children have the opportunity to adapt games however they choose, and they are more likely to experiment and try new ideas when playing alone. Independent play encourages creativity, imagination and teaches children to rely on themselves, trusting their own judgement. Providing the opportunity for independent play is crucial for helping your kids to relax and gives them ‘time out’. This is essential for managing their emotions. Due to the calming and regulatory effect that independent play has, children have improved concentration and focus, which supports educational achievement and the learning process. Moreover, independent play is fantastic for inspiring child-led learning. Collaborative play is fantastic and full of benefits, but independent play is of equal importance. We have a broad range of toys suitable for independent play. These include musical instruments, stacking toys, wooden puzzles and vehicle toys.