Play is a vital part of infancy and childhood. As adults we hear the word “play” and often think of time off from work to relax and have fun. Play, however, takes on a very different meaning for our little ones. Their play is their work. It is how they learn about their world, discover new ideas and concepts, figure out relationships and patterns that will lead to better understanding movement, language and math. When an infant or child is engaged in play, they are working to explore and learn about the world around them. They are constantly looking for new things to explore and new sensory experiences.
Not gonna lie, keeping up with them can be exhausting! Here you’ll find some art projects, active play and sensory play ideas to keep little ones busy and you less likely to be grasping for ideas on how to occupy your tots.