Benefits of Play.
Picture a toddler crawling toward his favorite stuffed animal, or a little girl climbing the jungle gym at recess – when you think about it, physical play is one of the most memorable aspects of childhood. Active play is critical for kids’ physical development. It helps children hone their coordination, balance, gross-motor skills (large movements like crawling and walking) and fine-motor skills (smaller movements like picking objects up). There’s tons of research about the h