As the holidays draw near, you’re likely to find yourself wondering what to buy your littlest learners. You want toys and activities that inspire creativity and independent play, yet most of what’s on the market is flashy, battery-operated, and stimulating in all the wrong ways.
Play is one of the richest forms of childhood expression. When a young child plays, you can see the wheels turning in his brain. Play is how children process worries and fears, work through challenges, and learn new skills.
Kids love music. Adults love music. We all do. It’s soothing and therapeutic.
If that’s the case, why isn’t it being more widely used to help neurodiverse kids achieve developmental milestones? That answer is, of course, long and drawn out and not the purpose of this article.
Ahh the great outdoors.
Sunshine. Fresh air. What more could a person want?
Nowadays though, you are more likely to find children staring at the TV than playing outside. Why is that?
The answer is not simple. It can be attributed to many things.