Play is important!
The Children's Museum of Atlanta supports all types of creative play, from role-playing in the grocery store to becoming the driver of our crane. Through this play, children are learning and growing. They are becoming early scientists and ask questions like, "If I do this, then what happens next?" and as mathematicians, they ask, “How many apples can I put in this basket?”
The links below provide more information on the importance of play in your child's life and how you can help facilitate that play — both in the Museum and at home.
National Public Radio (NPR) stories on the Power of Play:
Creative Play Makes for Kids in Control
Old Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills
The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and
Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds