» Understand the value of playtime
Earlier and earlier, preschool children are leaning learning their letters and numbers. As important as it is to have an equal start, we need to let our children play. Play is an important tool for cognitive development, improves language development, increases imagination, develops thinking skills, and enhances social competence.
We need to let our adults play, also. Play makes us vital, alive, vibrant. It improves our relationships and lowers our stress levels. Whether we watch others play, carry on alone, or join a group, we can use play to energize and connect.
Our pets remind us of the joy of being silly. Consider the number of viral Facebook posts that include endearing acts by dogs and cats. A puppy’s engaging actions help erase the frustration of unraveled rolls of toilet paper or chewed slippers. Truly, what’s more important, anyway?
What do you do each day to play?