Why Play?

Play is essential to a child's cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being.

Even more, play encourages creativity – and is tied more to success later in life than IQ. 

There is a strong connection between the practice of play and the emotional and cognitive development of the brain. When we play – whether it's a physical activity or playing sports, painting or drawing, building blocks or simply laughing with others – it reinforces patterns in your brain, optimizing the learning process, and improves your emotional well-being.

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Give the Gift of Play
A Lifelong Gift

Donate to the Toy Lending Library today.

Help create more opportunities for children to play and learn for free.

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Benefits of Play

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​Unstructured, open-ended play provides benefits for children that worksheets or screen time can't achieve.    

  1. Play helps coordination, balance and motor skills.

  2. Play helps children develop new ideas and creativity, which lead to enhanced confidence and the resiliency to face future challenges.

  3. Play relieves stress, and lets children work through anxiety and fears. 

  4. Play lets children make their own decisions, and make connections between choices and natural consequences.