The Importance of Play

While play is fun for the child, it has a very serious and important role. Play is the child´s way of connecting with the world. It is the way children experiment, learn about the world, and learn to communicate. It’s a fun way to develop motor skills, imagination, creativity, problem-solving abilities, and mental health.

“Because we are the play things of the Gods, PLAYING is the most serious of our activities.”

— Plato

Play is the foundation of everything that comes later. There are three main functions of play:

  1. Play develops confidence and mastery of the world and surroundings
  2. Play fosters close emotional bonds with family, caregivers, and friends
  3. Play helps children recover from emotional distress

Children who are successful at playing both independently and cooperatively tend to develop into happier, better adjusted adults.

Play is simultaneously a source of relaxation and stimulation for the brain and body.

P.B. a grateful mom!

On my search to help my son I had good experiences and not so good ones. But finding InterPlay has been a blessing in the skies. Dr. Pilar and her team are truly the best professionals in the area. Their charisma and compassion, professionalism, knowledge, integrity and quality of care are what every parent (who is struggling with their child) needs. They didn't only help my beautiful boy but my family as a whole. Their understanding of sensory integration and their playful approach to treatment engaged my son and they were able to get out the best of him. In every session they gave their heart and he gave them his best. It just took a couple months for all of us to see the benefits of the treatment. Today, I am glad to say that our family is at peace with our situation, knowing that hard work (as we are guided by the experts at InterPlay) will lead us to the right path ...