Ep 07 Why is Play Important for My Child? Let’s Talk about What Play is and What it is Not

The Talking Toddler Coach|Speech & Language Development, Parent Education, Toddler Activities, Developmental Milestones

13-11-2023 • 15 minutos

Play is POWERFUL.  I’m going to show you why in this episode, by telling you ten things play is and is not.  My goal is, by the end of this, you are encouraged to keep playing with your child.  That you’ll see that your child learns valuable skills for life when he or she is stacking blocks, feeding a teddy bear, or pretending to stir cake batter.

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Development of Play: https://pathways.org/kids-learn-play-6-stages-play-development/

Benefits of Play: https://www.thegeniusofplay.org/tgop/benefits/genius/benefits-of-play/benefits-of-play-home.aspx?hkey=75c664db-cb16-4004-8756-03ba00ba381e

Baby Games Calendar from Pathways.org: https://pathways.org/baby-milestones-calendar/

Five Ways to Play: https://www.zerotothree.org/resource/5-ways-to-play/

Play with a 1-3 month old babies: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/learn13m.html#:~:text=Gently clap your baby's hands,for your baby to imitate.

Play with 3-6 month old babies: https://themomfriend.com/activities-for-3-to-6-month-babies/

Play with 6-12 month old babies: https://www.parents.com/baby/development/growth/11-fun-activities-for-babies-6-to-12-months/

Activities for a one-year old: https://www.healthline.com/health/childrens-health/activities-for-one-year-olds

Activities for a two-year old: https://www.splashlearn.com/blog/activities-for-two-year-old-toddlers/

Activities for a three-year old: https://www.choc.org/primary-care/ages-stages/3-years/#:~:text=Put puzzles together with your,with play dough or clay

Research on not enough play: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/75-percent-of-children-are-not-getting-enough-playtime-according-to-new-research-300888615.html#:~:text=While 65 percent of one,nearly one third of children.