Let’s Play! The Important Role of Play in Child Development
When we observe children at play, many of us are unaware how vital it is to their development! Whether it’s a parent interacting with an infant using a toy, observing imaginative play in preschoolers to youth playing soccer, ALL play facilitates growth, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Cheryl Vrkljan, Founder of CreateUCamps will share some theories of play including beliefs shared by Vygotsky and Stuart Brown, and look at why play is so crucial to the development of the "whole child". Finally, Cheryl will share how she incorporates (structured and unstructured) play into her curriculum, and offer some super fun activities to encourage MORE play time into the lives of the children we live or work with!