Importance of Play in Child Care

Boy playing with toy cars

Children are born naturally curious. By exploring and using their senses of sight, touch, sound, smell and taste, children learn about themselves and their environment. They are constantly discovering new things or ideas – how something feels, tastes or smells; or how something works, moves or reacts. Young children are attempting to discover the unknown by touching everything. Babies and toddlers often explore something new by putting the object in their mouths.

Play is far more than just a way …