Children are curious about how the world around them works. That is why they learn best through play and exploration. This learning begins long before children enter kindergarten, making early experiences important for future success. No matter the role we have in a child’s life – whether as parents, teachers, child care providers or involved relatives, friends or neighbors– we all play an important part in their development.
As parents and caregivers, our role in supporting children’s healthy development starts by simply getting involved – using the tools we already have to build strong, supportive relationships with our children and helping them feel safe and secure to learn and explore the world around them.
To learn more, download or print your own copy of The PLAYbook in English or The PLAYbook in Spanish.