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Information for Parents

Children learn through play.

If you look closely, behind their looks of wonder or pure expressions of joy, you’ll notice that playing helps children make sense of the world around them. Playing enables children to explore spatial relationships, refine motor capabilities, practice communication skills and language, think creatively, and use their senses understand their surroundings. In other words, we encourage learning through playing.


But hold on! There is another important benefit we have not mentioned. Playing is also important because it involves YOU.  As the parent, teacher, friend, or relative, the greatest reward a child experiences and remembers may be the time spent creating, problem solving, and learning with you. 

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We help you relax so you can go within and begin your work. This helps you reflect so you can enjoy your life.


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See the work we do around the world. Be inspired to join us on our mission to make the world a better place.




Contact us to see what we can do for you. We can help you by giving you free advice or you can join us on a retreat.


Resources for Parents

The Importance of Play >

The Power of Play >

Ask the Doctor >

Play in the Early Years >

Possibilities of Play >