Summer Time Means More Time To Play

Now that the kids are out of school, remember that play is essential to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play as a family weaves the ties of love and connection that bind family members together. Make sure your child gets plenty of play time with their child care provider…

Reasons Why Outdoor Play Is Critical To Development

Unstructured outdoor play is essential for a variety of reasons, among them: Physical play increases overall fitness, builds healthier bodies, and helps prevent childhood obesity. Children need to develop large and small motor skills along with cardiovascular endurance. Time outdoors raises vitamin D levels, helping prevent future bone problems, diabetes, and heart disease and may…

The Benefits Of Playing

One of the most important gifts we can give our kids is time to play, both as a family or child care provider. Finding time to play with kids can be a challenge, but play isn’t optional. It’s essential. Play is considered so important to child development that it has been recognized by the United…