The Early Childhood Committee is spreading the message on two very important topics – playing and talking to your young children!
Members of the Committee will be dropping by the Parks & Recreation’s Mobile Parks this summer to talk with parents and caregivers about the importance of play along with talking to your babies. We hope to see you there!
Children are born to play — it allows them to make sense of the world around them.
Having time and space to play gives children the opportunity to explore their world, keeps them active, gives them freedom to choose, and allows them to meet and socialize with friends.
Children at play can have amazing powers of concentration and creativity. They can turn a bunch of Legos into an airplane, or a box into a house.
Pretend play is especially important – it allows very young children to create and explore a world they can understand and control. Self-directed play allows them to move at their own pace and explore their own interests.
Let your child play independently, with others, and with you!
See the tips below to make the most of your child’s playtime.
Babies and young children learn and grow best in a world filled with sounds and sights. The first three years of life are a time of amazing brain growth and a very important time for learning speech and language skills. And the first year is especially important!
Parents, grandparents, caretakers
you have a very powLets Playerful learning tool for your baby
So JUST TALK! Babies are drawn to the voice of a live human, not one on a device or TV. So JUST TALK! Before you know it, your baby will be cooing and gurgling and talking right back.