The Importance of Play

July 27, 2022
The Importance of Play

This week, we are sharing a tip from Dr. Prachi Shah, a developmental-behavioral pediatric specialist at the University of Michigan. Play is important for children to build cognitive and social-emotional skills, problem solving, creativity and curiosity.

Challenge your families to find 5-10 minutes a day for “sunshine time” with their children. This is a time of shared warmth and joy that helps children and caregivers delight in each other.

  1. Choose toys that promote cooperative play
  2. Follow the child’s lead
  3. Narrate what the child is doing
  4. Mirror joy and delight


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