My daughter needs to play because it brings joy to her life. That joy is vital to her emotional well being, and I strongly believe that emotional health is the foundation she needs to succeed in life.
When she plays, she radiates freedom.
She can tackle the world and exudes confidence.
The possibilities are limitless, and her creativity shines.
There is no other activity she participates in that causes her to break out in a song and dance.
Look for my Top Tips to Encourage Unstructured Play in 2012!! I will be sharing easy ways parents can support the practice of play at home.