Play is intrinsic to our program. Not only does children’s creativity, imagination and┬áproblem-solving thrive, but play builds confidence and positive social interaction, which are the foundations of a happy life. Play allows children to learn by trial and error with- out concern for making mistakes and lets their imagination be their guide. Physical de- velopment is a key component in play and learning. Large muscle development is realized through movement on the playground, Rainbow Room, group games, dramatic┬áplay and creative movement. Small muscle development is facilitated with manipulatives such as puzzles, pattern blocks, matching, sorting and counting materials. Art ma- terials such as crayons, pencils, paint brushes, scissors and Play Doh are great for small motor development and eye-hand coordination.