Play is a very important part of development for your growing child. Not only is play time entertaining for your child, but it also provides stimulation, increases skills and coordination, provides an outlet for your child's energy, and helps to encourage exploration by your child. Play is also important for the following reasons:
Listed in the directory below you will find some additional information regarding the different types of play, for which we have provided a brief overview.
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