For more information on the value of play for a child’s development, explore the resources below.

Bongiorno, Laurel. “10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play.” NAEYC.

Elkind, David. The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally. Da Capo Lifelong, 2007.

Ginsburg, Kenneth R. “The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds.


“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”

Fred Rogers