Do you give yourself and your child permission to play or is it seen as a waste of time and lack of discipline? Studies from Harvard and the AAP are showing that play is critical to a child’s development and intelligence. How do we write that down in the lesson plan book or better yet, how do we answer well-meaning parents, neighbors, and friends when they question why we let our children play. Play isn’t just a break or relief from serious learning, play IS a child’s work and involves serious learning. Come learn how, when, and why playing matters.