Active and Balanced Play
Every Kid Needs Active and Balanced Play Every Day to Thrive
Play activities help children create, explore, solve, and imagine—which helps their brain develop, builds important creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and contributes to emotional well-being. For example:
Play brings friends together and families together, teaching kids how to interact as part of a group, resolving conflicts, and strengthening bonds.
- Play helps kids forge strong connections with one another, through learning how to share, negotiate, resolve conflicts, and develop self-advocacy skills.
- Research with Foresters™, conducted by Harris Interactive, found that the more time a family spends together at a community playground, the greater its sense of family well-being in terms of strong relationships, quality health, and time spent together.