The Importance of Play

The Importance of Play

Did you know?

You are your child’s greatest teacher and role model.

Research has shown that it is not the ABCs and 123s that are most important in the early years, but how you play and interact with your child.

Through play, children learn many skills, such as how to interact with other people, and different ways of thinking, long before they start school. These skills help children do well in school and in life. When children feel good about learning and are eager, curious, and confident when starting school, they are more likely to:

• do well in school

• finish school

• continue on a journey of lifelong learning.

Click on the resources about the “importance of play” listed below to get up-to-date information and helpful tips meant to help your child grow and develop in the best way possible.


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In consideration of the health and safety of our employees and community members, StrongStart Programs across School District No. 59 are not providing in-class or in-program face-to-face services at this time.  Our indoor playgrounds and play areas are closed.  Please connect with your StrongStart’s Facebook page as well as the School District No. 59 website ( for updated information.