From infancy, babies begin to “play” and interact in simple yet obvious ways: smiling, laughing, cooing, imitating sounds. The value of these seemingly basic interactions has been shown to be essential for healthy development. As your baby grows to toddlerhood and preschool age, simple games such as duck, duck, goose, hide and seek, and tag help to develop social skills and co-operative interaction. Additionally, the value of play has been shown to be highly beneficial for adults, decreasing stress, lowering blood pressure and improving overall happiness. So the next time your child complains she has nothing to do, tap her shoulder and say, “Tag, you’re it!”
At Eldorado Family Health we’re here to help with all of your play time and work time healthcare needs. Call us at 505-216-7772. Same day and next day appointments are currently available.