The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of a baby's development. A newborn's brain is already about 25 percent of its approximate adult weight. By age 3, it has grown dramatically by producing billions of cells and hundreds of trillions of connections, or synapses, between these cells. Like building a house, PlaySpace provides experiences to establish a sturdy foundation for all the developmental behavior that follows.
Babies practice standing up at the train table while toddlers use their fine motor skills to make the trains zoom around the table. There are opportunities to drive a car, put babies to sleep, and make a meal for their grown-up in the kitchen. Don’t think these sound like kindergarten readiness skills? They are! Children under 3 who play in PlaySpace develop their bodies by climbing in the tree house, take turns in the messy sensory area, and focus and pay attention in story time. These are the first steps to gaining the skills for school success.