Benefits of Everyday Play

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One of the most beneficial and important ways children learn is through play. This essential part of a child’s daily life has a huge impact on their cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development. At Help Me Grow, we encourage you to engage your child in play every day to see some of the following benefits:

Cognition
  • helps with memory
  • develops problem solving/critical thinking skills
  • uses imagination
Physical development
  • develops motor skills/flexibility
  • building energy and stamina
Social-emotional development
  • encourages interaction
  • helps with learning social skills and building confidence
  • practice for processing emotions

Wanting to see if your child is meeting their developmental milestones? Complete a free developmental screening with us in person or online! Go online to Brookes ASQ | ASQ:SE2 – ASQ-3 English (asqonline.com) or call 1-844-501-5437 to schedule one in person at our Fairfield office. For Vallejo residents, contact the First 5 Center at (707) 784-1240 for in person screenings and information on play groups. Vallejo First 5 Center | Vallejo CA | Facebook

SFCS Lending Library

One of the ways Help Me Grow Solano supports everyday play is through our Lending Library. Located at our office in Fairfield, the Lending Library contains a variety of activities, toys, and games that community members can borrow for free. Some examples of our available activity kits are the Social-Emotional Learning Box, Baby Signs Curriculum Box, and the Fine Motor Development Box. We also have climbing structures, and smaller items such as blocks and board games available. New items and kits are debuted every month, so keep an eye out on our social media pages to see what’s coming!

   

Fine Motor Development Box

Interested? Visit us during our regular business hours: M, W, TH, F 8:30 AM – 5 PM, TUES 12-5 PM, and closed every first Friday of the month. Memberships are free and valid for an entire year. If you have any questions, give us a call at 1-844-501-5437.

 

List of sources:

The Importance of Play: How Kids Learn By Having Fun (healthline.com)

Importance of play for babies & children | Raising Children Network