The Importance of Play

"Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength.   It allows children to explore the world, practice adult roles, and gain confidence. And it improves children's social skills as well, by helping them to "learn how to work in groups, to share, to negotiate, to resolve conflicts, and to learn self-advocacy skills."

-The American Academy of Pediatrics

Just let them play!

  1. Physical Development
    Physical Development
    Drive along on one of our many ride on toys or pick vegetables in our garden to make a delicious salad!
  2. Vocabulary
    Retell your favorite story using puppets in our theatre or join us for story time on Tuesday where emphasis is placed on words and pictures to build oral language .
  3. Emotional Development
    Emotional Development
    Use our doctor kit to care for an animal or friend who has been hurt. Take time to feed and care for one of our babies in our housekeeping area.
  4. Social Skills
    Social Skills
    Share toys and stories while roasting marshmallows in our campsite or visit our market/restaurant where you can shop for groceries and take orders.
  5. Cognitive Development
    Cognitive Development
    Visit our construction zone where math, spatial skills and problem solving are used when recreating a design.
  6. Imagination
    Dress up like a police officer, fireman, doctor, princess and more in our imagination station.
  7. Literacy Skills
    Literacy Skills
    Make a grocery list or write a letter to a friend and place it in our mailbox.
  8. Infant Area
    Infant Area
    Build hand eye coordination and motor skills in our infant zone. Soft mats and age appropriate toys are separated from the main play area to ensure your little one stays safe.