- Play can help to teach your child concepts of shapes, numbers, colors, different sizes, and textures.
- Play can help your child become a social being and encourage your child to be a part of a group and to share.
- Play allows for creativity and fantasy.
- Play helps children discover what they enjoy and what they excel at doing.
- Play provides a means (other than talking) for your child to express his/her fears, needs and wants.
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Stages of Play
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