Play is a serious business! It is how our children explore the world, try new roles, develop motor and cognitive skills, and make new friends. We expect children’s play interests to develop over time, from enjoying simple cause- effect toys in their earliest years, to pretend and role play. Similarly, we expect children’s interaction with others in play to increase as they grow older.
Some children can find it difficult to progress through these stages of play. In particular, pretend play and interactions with other children can prove challenging.
How we can support you:
Our occupational therapists can help you in understanding the processes and components of play at every age. They can support your child in developing the social, motor or emotional skills necessary to participation in this most significant childhood occupation.