Play is intrinsic to our program. Not only does children’s creativity, imagination and problem-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 play 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.