At Kids at Work play is the center of everything we do with the children.
While there may be brief structured activities, we understand that open and free play within a safe community and interesting environment is the most important aspect of our programs.
We thought we would share some important research on play, and the “Six Stages of Play.
Some parents are surprised to see that what adult consider “play” often doesn’t surface until ages 3-4. Moreover, it is very important to allow children to have enough time to develop though the prior stages of play.
While we love to “play with” our children, and it’s definitely great for them, we would like to ask you to consider sitting back and simply enjoying the earlier, less obvious stages of play.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a lot to say about this in an article entitled “The importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds”
Link to original article: The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds