We’ve often heard that “play is a child’s work”. Research shows that 75% of brain development occurs after birth. So, what can we do to nurture that development? Play. Play is the way that toddlers learn basic turn taking, imitation and problem solving skills. Language develops through play. Play is how older children learn social skills, creativity, as well as fine and gross motor skills.
At SmallTalk, we attempt to harness the power of play by inserting our therapy goals into a variety of toys and activities. We get down on the floor, follow our clients lead, and play. Our clients are developing, learning, and refining language and motor skills while having fun. In cases where a child doesn’t really know how, we model play skills with virtually irresistible activities and get them to join in on the fun.