The Importance of PlayJuly 27, 2022
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.
- Choose toys that promote cooperative play
- Follow the child’s lead
- Narrate what the child is doing
- Mirror joy and delight