Parent Ed - Facilitating Play

Parent Education presentation by Kayla Gogarty and Eryn McHan on "Facilitating Play"

Play is essential for a child’s development and for learning life skills. While the information in this publication is specifically for parents, the information applies to other adults including grandparents, extended family members and child care providers that have opportunities to affect the play of children. 

PLAY IS A CHILD’S WORK. PLAY IS IMPORTANT for children’s development and for children to bond. It offers a chance to connect with your child. You are your child’s first teacher and much of that teaching happens through play. Play helps your child learn the rules of your family and what is expected of him or her. As children grow, play helps them learn how to act in society.