(KUTV) -- Children in the preschool ages are developing their brains at a rapid pace in this stage of development. Play is a critical aspect of how a child develops. It impacts all of their development.
- Play helps develop fine and gross motor skills, social skills, emotional development, moral development, and promotes attachment.
- Playing with your kids for 20 minutes in a child centered way every week can enhance their development and your relationship immensely.
Special guest, Clair Mellenthin, is joining us today to encourage playful parenting tips of Get on the Floor and Play! She is a LCSW, RPT-S and a sought after international speaker, author, and psychotherapist. Clair is the author of Play Therapy : Proven Strategies for Childhood Disorders, and My Many Colors of Me Workbook. In addition to being an experienced play therapist and presenter, she frequently appears on local and national media as an expert on children and family issues.