There’s a lot happening during playtime. Little ones are lifting, dropping, looking, bouncing, hiding, building, knocking down, and more. And while they are having all this fun, they are also learning. They are learning how to solve problems and discover new concepts. They are experimenting with new roles and language, and figuring out how to use their bodies in new ways. Play is the true work of childhood. When you join in your child’s play, your child is learning that they are loved, important and fun to be around. This gives them the self-confidence they need to build loving and supportive relationships as they grow.