The tossing of a ball back and forth is a metaphor used to illustrate the healthy connectedness of a baby and attentive parent as they respond to each other. This “serve and return” quite literally shapes the architecture of the growing brain.
Play strengthens relationships – and so much more.
Beyond the fun and the building of memories, you were a part of all sorts of learning today. Playing with your child contributes to their growth in every category: social and language, problem solving, physical… The choice to enter and expand and support your child’s play is a great gift. You gave that gift.