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Last Reviewed: March 2017

Play, Learning and Development Play is vital to the growth and development of children

Scientists have proven the experiences you share with your child in their first 6 years will last a lifetime.

Playing with your child is one way you can contribute to your child’s healthy development.

Play is vital to the growth and development of children at all ages starting from birth. Enjoy bonding with your baby while talking, singing, reading, and interacting during tummy time to help create connections between different areas of her brain. The more you do this, the more words she will learn and speak.

Make play part of your daily routine. You don't need expensive toys or equipment since your baby most enjoys playing with you. Make sure your child has a safe place to play, and he will feel confident and safe enough to explore.The everyday experiences that you provide to your baby through play are an important part of healthy brain development.

For more information:

Call Region of Peel Public Health at: 905-799-7700
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Caledon residents call free of charge at: 905-584-2216
To speak with a Public Health Nurse

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Revised: Wednesday June 28 2017


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