A child's development should be an enjoyable experience for both parent and child. You may be surprised at the variety of everyday play activities that provide valuable, lasting learning experiences.

Playing is the best way to get your child off to a good start. It is the most important way to promote growth and development. Play helps strengthen fine and gross motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and problem solving abilities.

Just as an adult needs the proper tools and environment to do a job, a child needs the appropriate tools and environment to encourage independent play. This does not mean they need an elaborate playroom filled with the latest educational toys. It is far more important that they have a play area that is safe, open, and filled with items that they can touch and manipulate.