Maria Montessori once said, “Play is the work of the child.” Play experiences are essential to healthy development. As you’re planning your children’s summer, try to make time for play! Look for the trees to climb, the puddles to jump in and the opportunities to say yes instead of no. Michigan offers so many wonderful outdoor opportunities for fun. Explore a state or metro park near you. Go kayaking, camping, hiking or just slow down and take time to watch your children play outside. Have a fun summer!
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor
Michigan State University Extension